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About the Intergenerational National Network

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

Membership 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.

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.

INN continues to complement the work that other people and organisations are doing to promote and support intergenerational working and share what we are all learning.

For more information, or to join INN, please contact Pat Scrutton, Co-ordinator, at or on 07557766779. You can also like us on Facebook – a space to share thoughts on intergenerational matters.

Next Meeting

Intergenerational National Network

Meeting on Tuesday 14th May 12.30 at the Mackenzie Resource Centre, Inverness, IV2 4EE

Intergenerational learning across the years


12.30              Coffee and registration; networking

12.45              The Growing Season- setting the scene: creating an intergenerational learning centre. Churchill Fellowship travels to the USA & Australia

13.15              On our doorstep: intergenerational learning in the Highlands

–           Outdoor nursery

–           Alzheimer Scotland work with Primary & Secondary years

–           Black Isle Cares

14.30              Refreshments and networking

15.00              Fortrose Academy Young Enterprise Project

15.45              Laughter Yoga

16.00              Close

Tea and coffee will be available, but please bring your own lunch.
Please let me know, if you have not already done so, if you would like to attend. It is the first time we have had the opportunity to take the Network up to Inverness, and it is a very full and interesting programme, so please also pass this invitation on to anyone else to whom you think it would be of interest, particularly colleagues in Highland.
Pat Scrutton
Intergenerational National Network
Tel.: 07557766779







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