Disrupting Dementia

Disrupting Dementia a tartan design project which visited 17 different Alzheimer Scotland centres all over Scotland,  from Kilmarnock in the south to Shetland in the north and Stornoway in the west to Bonnyrigg in the east.

People living with dementia used a range of materials including coloured acetate and ribbon to design their individual version of the “Disrupting Dementia” tartan, using over 0.5km of different coloured ribbon in their prototype creations in the process.

130 plus tartan designs were created and these were shortlisted by a judging panel comprising of Alzheimer Scotland members and  experts in tartan manufacture and production.

The winning tartan was chosen after several thousand votes had been cast. The winner is Nan from Inverness.

Nan and the other 130 participants have helped to show that people living with dementia can offer much to UK society after diagnosis. In so doing, Nan and the other 130 people living with dementia who have taken part in the “Disrupting Dementia” tartan project are helping to break the cycle of well-formed opinions, strategies, mindsets, and ways-of-doing, that tend to remain unchallenged in the health and social care of people living with dementia in the UK.


Smith Art Gallery & Museum

The Stirling Smith opened in 1874, our founder Thomas Stuart Smith, bequest the Smith Institute as a place of learning and a home to his European art collection.

Today the renamed Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, still shares its parrions for art but also tells the story of the area and the lives of the people who lived in it.

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