Scottish Borders

Welcome to the Scottish Borders Network

NEWS: We were delighted to have Lorraine Anderson join the volunteer network co-ordinator team at the beginning of 2021. Lorraine is a true advocate of intergenerational work through her role as paraprofessional with social work teams, and as an individual. Lorraine is an ideal person for the role due to her experience, passion, wonderful personality and connections to so many in the Borders region.

With local network meetings continuing to be a challenge, GWT has been hosting a series of thematic network meetings covering a variety of themes throughout 2021. We hope that this gives all members a great opportunity to share practice and ideas with members across Scotland as our geographical boundaries fade away with online sessions. All are welcome to come along to any of the thematic meetings. The links are sent following registration and details of each one can also be found under events on the website page and in GWT Thematic Calendar 2021.

To book your place at any of these, head to the events page after signing into the website as a member, and follow the booking link by clicking on the event.

Looking back and looking forward…
Back in 2019, at the GWT conference, we enjoyed a very interesting presentation from Lesley Munro, Children and Young People, Scottish Borders Council on the planned Intergenerational Community Campus in Jedburgh – Jedburgh Grammar Campus School with its very lofty position atop the town. The opening of the school was eagerly awaited.

Despite living in Covid-19 times, the school did open in 2020 to its first cohort of pupils and is already engaging in Intergenerational work – with the current project centred around an outdoor growing area with polytunnel (funded through Community Climate Asset Fund – Keep Scotland Beautiful with Scottish Government) sited in Sept 2021. It is a real thrill for GWT to be directly involved in supporting this development and we certainly predict that more will grow….

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