Scottish Football Museum and Alzheimer Scotland awarded funding for Football Reminiscence Project
The museum in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland has been awarded £75,852 from Postcode Lottery to help expand the existing reminiscence project.
Photographs from the collection of the Scottish Football Museum are already being used in reminiscence sessions in different areas of Scotland. Images of old match programmes, football teams and players are used as memory triggers, with volunteers visiting care homes and day care centres in order to deliver the reminiscence sessions to people with dementia. The funding will enable the museum to begin digitising the tens of thousands of images that will be required to establish and maintain the project on a national basis and will create a base at Hampden Park necessary for training volunteers, hosting group reminiscence sessions and coordinating the wider outreach activities of the project.