Speaking Up for Our Age: celebrate 75 years of older people’s groups in Scotland

In October 2018 Age Scotland will celebrate 75 years of national and local older people’s groups and organisations in Scotland.

How can Age Scotland members get involved?
We warmly invite Age Scotland member groups to get involved in this project. Members can help by:

Becoming an Age Scotland History Detective
Our History Detectives will learn reminiscence, interviewing and recording techniques and archive research methods. They will then put their skills in to practice by carrying out oral history interviews with people who have made an important contribution to advancing later life in Scotland. The History Detectives will also have opportunities to research national and local archives to uncover materials relating to our heritage, or can get involved cataloguing and organising photographs and documents for deposit in the National Library
of Scotland.

The History Detectives will ensure our heritage is properly recorded and preserved for future generations. Full training, and travelling and out of pocket expenses will be provided.

Becoming an Age Scotland History Partner

Our History Partners are Age Scotland member groups who will organise activities to enable their members to look back on their group’s history, learn more about how their group started, share and record reminiscences relating to their group’s activities and achievements, gather materials that help tell their story such as minute books, publicity leaflets, photographs, newspaper cuttings, and we hope generally have a really enjoyable time! Each History Partner will have a budget of £1000 and the support of the Age Scotland Community Development Team to help them plan and organise their activities during January-May 2018, and to hold a local celebration tea party or event to share their history with the wider community and younger generations.

We have places for 12 Age Scotland member groups to become History Partners.

For further information or to register your interest in this project, please complete and return the form below to Elizabeth Bryan,Community Development Co-ordinator

14th November 2017