Dundee residents are being invited to join Dundee Central Library’s new social history “Memory Group”.
The Memory Group is open to all and provides an opportunity for people to share memories, conversation, and company over a cup of tea.
The first Memory Group meeting will be on Wednesday 8 March between 10 and 11am at Dundee Central Library. The sessions will focus on different aspects of working life and leisure, including shopping and holidays.
For more information or to book your free place at the next session contact Kay or Laura on 01382 431500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new group is part of the Scotland-wide “Memories Scotland” project which promotes social history reminiscence for enjoyment and wellbeing.
While the Memory Groups are dementia-friendly, they are welcoming to everyone – young or old.
Speaking ahead of the next Memory Group meeting, Service Manager for Adult Library & Information Service, Tanya Duthie said:
“We are looking forward to welcoming new attendees to the Memory Group. We have some fascinating materials prepared for these sessions, including lots of photographs of times gone by that are sure to get people chatting. We’re lucky to have so much interesting history locally, but we’ll make sure there’s something for you whether you’ve been living here fifty years or fifty minutes!”
George Laidlaw, Trustee at Leisure & Culture Dundee added:
“I’m delighted that this new Memory Group is up-and-running and can’t wait to see how it develops. Our libraries are warm, welcoming spaces so we’re pleased to be able offer this new activity for people to get involved with locally.”
The Memories Scotland project was formally launched in 2022 thanks to funding from the Scottish Government’s Public Library Improvement Fund, administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). A total of 26 regional public library services are signed up to the project so far, including Leisure & Culture Dundee Libraries.