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Volunteer Midlothian AGM

Volunteer Midlothian AGM

06 Oct 2014

Our 15th Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th November at 10am in the Welfare Hall, Dalkeith. Coffee and pastries will be served from 9.30am when there will be an opportunity to network.


For more information or to confirm your attendance please call 0131 660 1216 or email

Community Links Dementia Project wins the Age Scotland Patrick Brooks Award for Best Partnership Working

04 Oct 2014

Volunteer Midlothian was delighted to receive the Patrick Brooke Partnership award at the Scottish Parliament on the 1st of October. 

The Chair of Age Scotland presented the award to Volunteer Midlothian and the Citadel Arts Group for the work with the Retelling Our Stories Project. 

This project could not have taken place without the equal contribution of both partners who brought together and established a group of people with dementia, initially to take part in a Living Memory project, which developed into  cross generational work  with Kings  Park School. During initial group sessions Vocal offered some separate input sessions for carers.

Local musicians were also involved and a song written specifically for the group by Caroline Pearson.  A play written by Cecilia Rose, based on people’s stories was later performed by the pupils of Kings Park School at an event in June.

The group continues to meet with the support of volunteers and plans to build on the connections made with Kings Park School.

Mags Bryan 

Dementia Local Area Coordinator

Volunteer  Midlothian

Silver Sunday Tea Dance

03 Oct 2014

As part of our Transform Intergenerational Project, we have organised a 1940's themed Tea Dance for Older People in Midlothian which is due to take place this Sunday 5th October from 1-4pm as part of Silver Sunday. Young volunteers are helping to organise & run this free event which is open to any older person in Midlothian. 

For further information, please contact Hannah Daly on 0131 660 1216 or email

NEW Autumn Training Programme

23 Sep 2014
Autumn Training Programme

Training for those who manage volunteers to provide you with the skills to support and inspire those who volunteer with your organisation.

To view our Autumn Training Programme please click here

All courses will be held in our office at the Computer House, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith unless otherwise stated. For more information contact Cheryl Prior 0131 6601216 or email

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