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Hands on History at Aden Country Park

Aden Country Park is to host a 2 day “Hands on History” event where a skills swap shop will take place. Traditional crafts and pass times such as weaving and knitting will be exchanged with modern pass times like texting and playing the wii. The event will be held in the theatre in the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw on the 18th & 19th October between 10am and 2pm.

The project has a focus on inter-generational skills, with the older generation tutoring the younger generation, and visa versa. Demonstrations and activities to be exchanged include: Playing the Wii, Lantern Making, corn Dollies, Texting, Knitting, Spinning, Weaving, Clootie Rugs, Lace Making, Embroidery and non-alcoholic cocktails.

Jane Verity, Community Learning Worker said:

“The Hands on History event should be a relaxed, fun, event which should not only help to protecting skills that are in danger of being lost, but also encourage new skills to be learnt. With generations learning together it is hoped that the event will break down any generational barriers, increase respect, and knowledge and understanding of local history”.

The event is a joint project between the Aberdeenshire Council Central Buchan Community Learning and Development and Mintlaw Discovery Centre. Funding for the project has come from the Generations Working Together (The Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice).

Other learning opportunities will be promoted on the day to allow for progression for the wider community in to other community learning groups. The event is to be held on the 18th & 19th October but it is not compulsory to attend both days. All ages are welcome although under 12’s require and adult in attendance.

For further information please contact Jane Verity, Community Learning and Development, Mintlaw: 01771 622254