Intergenerational Events and opportunities

From climate action to community storytelling

You may have wondered what the Intergenerational National Network (INN) have been up to since their Intergenerational Climate Action session at the Glasgow Science Centre in March.

Or maybe you’ve never heard of the Network? This short Intergenerational Week interview with Pat the director shares some of the background.

This blog will share some of the interesting events and opportunities the Intergenerational National Network are talking about.

LGBT+ Intergenerational Storytelling project

The Intergenerational National Network is working with the University of Dundee on a short-term research project. They are looking for people of all ages who might be interested in participating. The commitment is to three 1.5 hour early evening workshops during June and July, and the output will be a zine.
If you would be interested, or know anyone who might be, you can get in touch Pat Scrutton ( For more information, please contact Mei Lan Fang (

June meet-up hosted by PAS (Planning Aid Scotland)

The next INN meeting will take place on 9 June from 10.30 to 12.30, hosted by PAS. Speakers will focus on the contribution of multi-generational activities to the well-being economy; co-housing; community asset transfer; and, more generally, on community-led initiatives.
If you would like to attend, please get in touch with Pat Scrutton at She’ll send out the link the week before.

A date for the diary: Play Scotland meet-up

On 6 September from 10.30 to 12.30 Play Scotland will host a meeting. Marguerite and Cherie will talk about their work, and we will also have a presentation from Tim Gill about his new book, ‘Urban Playground, how child friendly planning and design can save cities’Contact Pat Scrutton if you would like to attend.

Live and Online with the Age-Friendly Academy

Registration is now open for ‘Live and Online with the Age-Friendly Academy’ – a free online event to give attendees a flavour of what Strathclyde has to offer for older adults across Scotland and beyond.

The online event will take place via Zoom on Thursday 20th May 2021 from 10.30am – 2.45pm as part of Engage with Strathclyde week. Kicking off the free eventwill be guest speaker, Gavin Esler, journalist, writer and broadcaster who will give his own take on lifelong learning and how it has shaped his career.

This will be followed by short presentations from Strathclyde researchers on aging-related research. Participants will then have the chance to take part in a ‘live’ online class taster session to get a flavour the full Strathclyde learning experience, followed by an engaging Health and Wellbeing talk. You can see the full agenda and register here:

What other interesting intergenerational conversations are going on?

The Intergenerational National Network welcomes new people and new ideas! You can contact Pat to join their mailing list, and membership is free. Please get in touch if the intergenerational network can help support your work, or share the learning coming out of your communities.