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Football Memories Project

Football Memories Project

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Places are still available for the event below, we are also pleased to confirm that Gothenburg Great Neil Simpson will accompany Alan Johnstone, with hopefully some medals to show everyone. Neil has attended a couple of Alan’s sessions and is very supportive of the programme.

Wednesday 30th October – 6,30pm start – £15 pp guests welcome, Aberdeenshire Cricket Club, Mannofield.

The Football Memories project was piloted in Scotland ten years ago, with Aberdeen one of four participating centres and formally launched in 2010. The aim was to improve the quality of life of those affected by dementia by using football memorabilia to trigger personal memories and stories, enabling people to participate in group discussion and enjoy 90 minutes of fun and laughter. The project has been a great success, with over 300 groups now established, meeting at football grounds, care homes, sheltered housing, libraries and other venues. A more inclusive approach has been adopted, with those affected by other conditions such as social isolation now welcomed into groups. Scotland is recognised as being internationally-leading on this initiative and Aberdeen retains a prominent position within our national network.
Retired accountant and fellow Burgess, Alan Johnstone is the Scottish Football Memories Area Co-Ordinator for Aberdeen City and Shire and volunteers with several local organisations, including Alzheimer Scotland supporting their football memories groups. He will talk about the development of the project, his personal experiences over the past three years and look at the significant opportunities for expansion within Aberdeen. A selection of footballing memorabilia will be on display so you may wish to take your shooting boots with you!”

If you wish to attend please email Clerk, Garry Stevens at:


Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Events

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