Month: November 2014
The Annals of Arbuthnott
Isabella Williamson is one of life’s ‘maker-happeners’. She’s had to be to keep the Grassic Gibbon Centre in Arbuthnott open and vibrant. The times have changed and people don’t use village halls in quite the same way as they used to. This was one of the reasons that she started supporting a group of older residents to document their memories of past times in Arbuthnott.
In this interview, Isabella tells us how the Arbuthnott Reminiscence Group got started and how it fell in alongside the development of the Grassic Gibbon Centre – both of which are quite outstanding efforts to make sure the local past is gone but not forgotten.
With our focus on reminiscing this month what better way to introduce you to some of the people work hard in our area than by asking them about their memories of childhood . In the second installment, we asked Councillor Alison Evison for some of her childhood memories.
Who taught you to cook? What are your memories of this?
My mother had a very large “Good Housekeeping” cookery book which she had received as a wedding present – that book was consulted regularly by all of us as a “fount of cookery knowledge.” Read the rest of this entry »
We’re a savvy enough species to want to keep what’s worked for us. However, with the ever speedy development of technology, many tools and skills are disappearing and becoming obsolete.
A desire to preserve a knowledge of our past is another great motivation for reminiscing and K&M Reminiscence Project is using modern technologies to record past memories and traditions.
Keeping in line with the K&M Communities blog topic for this month, which is ‘reminiscing’, does anyone remember the inaugural session of the Transport Futures Forum, held on 29th May 2014?
Whether it rings a bell or not, let us refresh your memory…
The K&M Transport Futures Forum is a new, high-reaching transport initiative rooted in the community. This exciting project is being supported by a range of partners to allow a collective, global approach to local transport solutions and is open to anyone with interests and ideas on transport in Kincardine and Mearns.
The Forum looks at local transport issues affecting our communities in K&M and explores ideas which could potentially address them. The aim is to give a greater voice to transport users from local communities and brings together a range of partners to work together to achieve results. Read the rest of this entry »
With our focus on reminiscing this month what better way to introduce you to some of the people work hard in our area than by asking them about their memories of childhood . We asked the Councillors elected for the area for their memories. Here we asked Councillor Jean Dick a few questions and were delighted by her response!
Trish Hughes, Volunteer Befriender with Kincardine & Deeside Befriender spends time with Margaret. Going for walks, shopping or visiting the garden centre. However, weather-permitting, one thing loved by both is visiting local cemeteries!