Intergenerational National Network

The Intergenerational National Network (INN) brings together people across Scotland, and further afield, who have an interest in intergenerational and multigenerational working and practices.

INN works to complement other people and organisations’ work to support intergenerational working and share what we are all learning.

The Intergenerational National Network is independent of Outside the Box. We host its web presence so more people can find out about what the Network is doing.

Intergenerational National Network

What we're doing

INN hosts regular meet-ups for members of the network.

Membership of the Intergenerational National Network is free. Members come from the community, voluntary, arts, academic, private and statutory sectors; individual members are also welcome.

We usually meet between three and five times a year. We have no funding, so meetings are hosted by member organisations, who offer venues and tea and coffee. The programme is then agreed with the partners for that session and usually includes

  • Presentations – local interesting practice, or insights from elsewhere, or both
  • An information sharing element, which is an opportunity for everyone present to share information, challenges, thoughts and ideas, and future plans
  • A chance to network over coffee or lunch.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Intergenerational National Network will be 29th May in Aberdeen with an online option. Topics will include employment, the outdoors and food. The network will meet in the summer on 31st July in Leith with the option to join online.  The following meeting will be on 4th September in Newhaven and the final meeting of the year will be in Glasgow, with the date yet to be confirmed. For more information, or to book a place, please contact Pat Scrutton at

The impact it's having so far

The INN came into being following a meeting at the University of Strathclyde in March 2007. Around the same time, ‘All Our Futures in Scotland’ was published, which included a commitment to establish a Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice. INN worked with other organisations on the development of the Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice, subsequently renamed Generations Working Together.

For more information, or to join INN, please contact Pat Scrutton, Co-ordinator, at or on 07557766779.