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The date has been announced for a training event to help bring Western Isles generations together, helping to create a better and fairer society.

The Glasgow-based charity Generations Working Together provides information, delivers support and encourages involvement to benefit all of Scotland’s generations, by working, learning, volunteering and living together. Their vision is that all generations in Scotland will work together to create a better and fairer country for all.

There’s already an island-based network that meets twice a year to plan ways in which organisations can bring the youngest and oldest together, with ideas shared across health, education, environmental and residential living initiatives.

Local network co-ordinator Ashleigh Macaskill told “We have members in organisations including residential homes, schools, the Comhairle, NHS Western Isles and the Volunteer Centre.

“Intergenerational working is something we are getting better at, with activities ranging from ceilidhs to schools visiting residential homes/ Traditionally, interaction between the generations happened naturally, but modern life has made the generations more segregated and we’re trying to think about ways to bring back the contact between people of all ages.”

The next intergenerational training session in Stornoway is set for Tuesday 5th November at the Bridge Centre and will see chief executive Alison Clyde updating network members and others on new ideas and initiatives. More information and booking is at