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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 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.


Meetup hosted by Planning Aid Scotland

The latest INN meeting took place on 9 June from 10.30 to 12.30, hosted by PAS (Planning Aid Scotland). It focused on the contribution of multi-generational activities to the well-being economy; co-housing; community asset transfer; and, more generally, on community-led initiatives. 
You can catch up by watching the PAS meetup recording here.

A date for your diary
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’.
I will send out an agenda nearer the time, but, in the meantime, let me know if you would like to attend, and, as ever, pass this invitation on.

For more information or to book a place, please contact Pat Scrutton at

How to Get Involved

Become a member

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.

Join or host a meeting

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.

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

How the Network began

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.

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