A Place in Time is our Reminiscence project, supported by National Lottery Community Fund and designed to promote wellbeing and social connections amongst residents of Care Homes and other individuals throughout Perth and Kinross, who have been most impacted by the pandemic.
We have used the skills of visual storytellers, heritage educators, singers and musicians to make our film library - which is available here and on our YouTube channel - including hidden histories of royalty and rebellions, explorations of vintage 'suitcase' memorabilia to stimulate those rewind moments and a musical exploration of Perthshire's stunning landscapes.
We will encourage you to write, record and share personal stories and reflections, create music playlists and build a personal archive in the form of your own storyboard.
You are also invited to contribute to a collection of life affirmations - Pocket Positives - to share with local schoolchildren.
Take a look at our suggestion sheets attached here and on the following pages, to warm up your words, create your rainbow collection of favourite memories, recall some 'braw banter' and get writing or talking about your stories.
There will be an opportunity to contribute to a public exhibition of work towards the end of the year, along with an accompanying film Brighter Days Ahead to showcase the achievements of everyone involved.
You are welcome to contribute life stories and reflections (in prose and poetry) to both the exhibition and also an anthology of writing that will explore and celebrate the way we were and the way we take that forward.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Culture Perth and Kinross whose wonderful archive material and films enrich our shared project.
Our films are available on GO CINEMA pages 1 &2 and include: When Spring Comes Round Again and Old Oak Tree by PlaidSong, A Wee Blether at the Bandstand, A Walk in the Bluebells and Food Glorious Food. We have Culture Perth and Kinross films on Kinross, Highland Perthshire and Perth, the Tommy Kirk Tour of the Old Kirk of Weem and Menzies Mausoleum and films about Aberfeldy and Perthshire's Rural Past. See also the 'How to' film section for 'How to' make a personal storyboard and 'How to' tell and share your story.
Are you feeling peckish?
Head over to our Food, Glorious Food film and use our guidance notes attached on this page to recall some tasty memories!
Activity boxes for Care Homes
We are also delivering rainbow rosettes
(and butterflies) to residents to keep or share with loved ones - looking forward to
Brighter Days Ahead
We welcome interest from anyone in the community who would like to participate in this project.
Please feel free to access our films and use them as inspiration to write or record your memories, stories and poems. These can also include reflections on the past year. If you would like to contribute to our anthology, please contact We can also compile music playlists for individuals which we can make accessible for you online. Just get in touch if you would like this for yourself or a loved one.