Sensory and community garden

Name: Ian and Anne Walker of The Atholl Centre Proposed development: Community Sensory Garden Start-up funding received: £4202 Project start date: October 2014 Sustainability measures: The project is set within an existing community hub and will use both internal and volunteering resources to ensure sustainability. Ian […]


Name: Gillian Gilchrist Proposed development: A befriending service for the town Start-up funding received: £1464 Project start date: October 2014 Sustainability measures: The business will be charging for its services by the hour. Gillian on background to her idea: With Heartland Befriending I seek to find ways […]

Arts and craft club

Name: Dee Bowman Proposed idea: An art and craft club specifically aimed at carers who have been left after the person they cared for has gone into care or has died. Start-up funding received: £1158 for resources and initial room booking Project start date: 20th […]

Reiki therapy for carers

Name: Isobel Wilson Proposed idea: Fortnightly reiki therapy offered for carers and bereaved carers. Support offered by Sarah Renwick, who will use the acquired equipment one day per month. Start-up funding received: £1301 for equipment and initial room hire. Project start date: 20th October 2014 […]

By the young, for the old

Our first week started off with two days of data gathering in Pitlochry, which was positive and intense. Things seemed very clear and straight forward. We tried to put everything together while we were in Pitlochry but it wasn’t until we came back to Dundee […]

Growing care and support in Pitlochry – funding update

The Creative Care & Support project has funded six wonderful projects in Pitlochry from its funding pot of £10,000. We will follow the development of the businesses and projects on this blog. Here is an overview of the projects that have received funding (information about dates, […]

Session 5: fund launch – smiles all ’round…

This afternoon we launched the £10,000 seed fund to support the development of enterprise ideas seeking to support the improvement of outcomes for people who live in Pitlochry and surrounding area. The launch open day at the sun-drenched Atholl Centre in Pitlochry has been full […]

Workshop 4: planning projects and businesses

At the last of the workshops prior to the launch of the Creative care and support fund we worked in pairs to shape the ideas for projects and enterprises, and to focus these in such a way that application to the Creative care and support […]

Workshop 3: firming up ideas

At the third workshop sessions on Tuesday 25th February 2014 we spent time organising all the ideas generated so far (in the previous sessions and through conversations in the community) into clusters, in order to identify the main themes and the priorities of the people […]