The Friends of the Grassic Gibbon Centre
In conversation with Andy Hall
The Grassic Gibbon Centre
On Thursday 9th June at 7.30 pm
Tickets cost £10 and are available from:
The Grassic Gibbon Centre
Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk, AB30 1PB
Tel: 01561 361668
Luke Robertson is the only Scot and youngest Brit ever to complete a solo
expedition to the South Pole.
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.
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!
K & D Befriending exists to reduce the impact of social isolation and loneliness in older people by matching them on a one to one basis with a volunteer befriender. A regular visit from a befriender provides companionship, practical and emotional support, and generally improves physical and mental wellbeing. Reminiscing is recognised as an integral part of what happens. Read the rest of this entry »
Brian Watt is the local historian and collector that has contributed the old postcards for this months competition. We interview him here to find out what he loves about old pictures, what happens at the Grampian Postcard Club and what his council job in Environment Planning involves.
Human beings have a unique ability to focus on things that aren’t happening right now. This allows them to reflect on the past and learn from it.
This month at K&M Communities we have asked you to help us explore some the reasons, benefits (or otherwise) of reminiscing and the ways you come together to do it locally.