Case Studies

Generations Working Together is developing a library of wide ranging case studies listed under themes below or alphabetically in the left hand menu. Click on links to go direct to individual project page. If you would like to showcase your own intergenerational project please complete the case study template and return to Alison.

Arts/culture & heritage

Taigh Chearsabhag: Portmaddy (Heritage and the Arts - shared learning)

Past, Present and Future: Inverclyde (Heritage and skills)

Community safety

Aberdeen Street Mediation: (Consiliation and Advisory Service)

Cromdale Road Pods: Port Glasgow (Community Cohesion)

Risk Factory: Edinburgh (Personal safety in the environment)

Violence is Preventable: Dundee. (Mediation Service)

Community & volunteering

Befriending, Orkney: Together for a yarn (Volunteering)

Updated - Bonnets and Baseball Caps: Stewarton, Ayrshire (Community Cohesion)

Club H2O: Oban, Argyll (Frail elderly, young-old and school pupils)

Connecting Generations (Playbusters): Glasgow East End (Community Cohesion)

Cumnock and Doon Valley Credit Union: Ayrshire (Community and financial inclusion)

New - Cook Book: Orkney (Community & Volunteering)

Doors Open: Greater Pollok, Glasgow (Integrating asylum-seekers)

Edinburgh Garden Share Scheme (EGSS): (Community cohesion)

En-R-G: Encouraging Relations across Generations, N. Ayrshire (Community broadcasting)

Eyemouth Rowing Project: Community (Scottish Borders)

Updated - Football Reminiscence: Edinburgh-based national project (Alzheimer Society)

Gardening Project: Ayr (Community Cohesion)

: Befriending Project (Frail elderly and school pupils)

Happy2Help: Blairgowrie (Community and Volunteering)

Hug (Help Unite Generations): S.Ayrshire (Sheltered housing integration)

Kibble Volunteering: Paisley (Community cohesion)

Intergenerational North Lanarkshire Projects:
(Community and Volunteering)

N. Edinburgh Intergenerational Project: (Conflict Resolution)

Updated - New Spin:
Leith (Community cohesion)

Powis Gardeners: Aberdeen (Community Cohesion)

Renfrew Gala Day:
(Community Cohesion)

Schools Volunteer Programme: RSVP Edinburgh (Community volunteering)

Supported Befriending, Midlothian:
(Community volunteering)

Glasgow (Community cohesion)

Tea Dances (Festival of the Imagination)
Springburn : Toonspeak

: (Wider Opportunities for Older People in Inverclyde)

YOBS (Youths on Bikes Scheme)
: Drongan, E-Ayrshire (Community Cohesion)

xl Club (Prince's Trust) Kilmarnock:
(Sheltered housing integration)


Cities in Balance: Edinburgh City (Promoting the senior economy)

Updated - Enviro-mentors: Kinghorn, Fife (Mentoring)

Helm's Herbaceous: Dundee (Enterprise project)

‘Not-So-Secret Garden': Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (Sharing skills)

New - Working Rite: Scotland wide 

Family & early years

BAAGS Borders Asperger and Autism Group Support: (Scottish Borders)

Carr-Gomm Creative Writing:

Carrickvale Family Projects: Saughton Mains, Edinburgh (Communication)

Connecting Generations: South Lanarkshire (Grandparents)

'Doo the right thing': Maybole (Integration and local tradition)

Foxbar Angling: Paisley (Integration and sport)

Home-Start: Orkney (Parenting)

Kinship Care Project: Dundee (Emotional support)

Renfrewshire Women's Association (Family and personal development)

Tourette Scotland, Bridge Project:
Scotland-wide (Emotional support)

Tullibody Garden Project: Clackmannanshire (Action for Children)

Young Carers: Dundee (Emotional support)

Health & well-being

Billie's Playpark: Aberdeen City (Promoting exercise)

Updated - Clark Community Choir: Musselburgh, Edinburgh (Promoting wellbeing)

Community Project:
Denny, Bonnybridge, Banknock Community Project

Contact the Elderly Volunteering: Scotland-wide (Health and Wellbeing)

Cooking Bus: Pilmeny Project, Leith (Food)

Updated - Falls Prevention: Islay (Health and Wellbeing)

Fitness Challenge:
Playbusters East End (Health and fitness)

Fruity Express: Knightswood, Glasgow (Healthy eating)

Food Project: James Hamilton, Kilmarnock (Nutrition and Community Learning)

Updated - Intergenerational Kitchen: East Lothian (Nutrition)

Just Say No:
James Hamilton, Kilmarnock (Drugs, alcohol and smoking)

SCOPe Project:
Glasgow Wide (Befriending)

New - Walking for Frailer and Less Mobile Older people with Senior Pupils: Balerno High School

Learning & Teaching

ab-IT: Auchencairn and Bishopbriggs IT Project: (Computer Training)

Andover Primary School and Angus Gold project: (Expressive Arts)

Common Ground: Dunoon (Digital Photography and the environment)

Computer Buddies:
North Ayrshire Libraries (Computer Teaching and Volunteering)

Contrasting Cultures:
Kilsyth Academy (Community & Internationalism)

Dornoch Bridge IG Project:
Highlands (Learning and Teaching)

Fishwives and School Lives: Edinburgh 

Forward IT Project: Dundee (Making use of Information Technology)

Updated - Free To Be Your Age: Westerhailes, Edinburgh (Anti-ageism website)

Generational Arts: Howden and district, West Lothian (Creative Arts)

Glasgow stories and the arts:
East End (Creative Arts)

In My Day
North Glasgow (Dance)

Journeys in Nature:
Highlands (Learning and Teaching)

Kingsland History project: Peebles (Reminiscence and history)

Lasting Legacy: Kibble Centre, Paisley. (Archival and oral history research)

Libertus - Connecting Generations: Edinburgh (Festival Drama/Arts - shared learning)

Living Memory Project: Edinburgh (Reminiscence and Drama - shared learning)

New - Museums and Schools Working Together: Musselburgh

Oor Torry Arts Project:
Aberdeen (Cultural heritage  and the arts)

Paisley Abbey Archaeology Project: (History and discovery)

Peace In Our Time
Glasgow and Coatbridge (Dance)

Saltire Sky: Edinburgh (Performing arts)

Seaton History Group: Aberdeen (Cultural heritage and art)

New - Silver City Surfers: (ICT)

Sparr: Govan, Glasgow (Heritage/drama and the community)

TAG at Dalbeattie: (Drama and stagecraft)

Technology Project: James Hamilton, Kilmarnock (Information & Communication Technology)

Times of our Lives:
Glasgow (Community Cohesion)

Borders (Learning and Teaching)

Tynecastle High School IG Event
Edinburgh (Promoting benefit of IG activities)

Weaving Yarns: Calton, Glasgow (Heritage and community - shared learning)

Wigtown 'Her-story' Workshop
(Women in the community)

Wii project, Big Result: Dundee (Entertainment technology)


Persevere: Leith, Edinburgh (Community regeneration)

Natural & Built Environment

New - Children Inclusion Partnership: Byshot Path, North Glasgow

Ralston IG Project: Paisley (Outdoor space volunteering)

New - Intergenerational Allotment: South Ayrshire