24th October 2015,
On Saturday 24 October 2015, Tiree Tapestry Group, in conjunction with Tiree Tech Wave, hosted a community Funshop on Tiree to make some sensory textiles for people with mid to late stage dementia. The Funshop was lead by Prof Cathy Treadaway, Dr Kereine Canavan and Dr Helen Watkins from Cardiff Metropolitan University and Dr Wendy Moncur from the University of Dundee. Sue Pagan, from Alzheimer Scotland, Oban, was our Dementia Advisor. We made some sensory pockets to give to people with late stage dementia.
The aim of the project was to bring the Colonsay & Oransay community, particularly those most vulnerable to isolation, together over the quiet winter months to celebrate the islands’ heritage. Generous grants of £1,000 from both the NHS Health & Wellbeing Fund and Calmac allowed this project to happen and provided a space for our most isolated locals to share skills, conversation (and some delicious baking) while celebrating shared heritage and beautiful surroundings.
8th October 2015
On Thursday 8th October 2015 a group of children came over from Coll to join children from Tiree High School for a presentation and motivational talk from Calum Nicol, The Team 15 (Junior windsurfing program) development coach from RYA Scotland.