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Age Scotland urge caution in the hot weather

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Age Scotland is asking everyone to look out for older relatives and friends as the current heatwave continues.Temperatures are predicted to soar as high as 28 degrees Celsius in the west of Scotland over...

Age Scotland offers social security training

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Age Scotland is offering free social security training workshops for older people in the Lothians.The two-hour online workshops, funded by the Yorkshire Building Society, offer an accessible guide to social security for those over...

#SP2021 Age Scotland issues its manifesto

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The national charity for older people, Age Scotland, has called on the next Scottish Government to have more policies to help older people. They also want the next government to set up an Older...

Beware ongoing vaccine scams

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The charity, Age Scotland, has warned older people to be on their guard against scams, saying these are heartless attempts to trick people into paying for vaccinations.Often this is masqueraded as a...

Craigentinny Primary School win award from Age Scotland

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Craigentinny Primary School have won the Patrick Brooks Award or Best Working Partnership at this year's Age Scotland Awards. The school has won this for taking part in a project with North Edinburgh Dementia...

Coronavirus – national exemption scheme for those who cannot wear a mask

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The charity Age Scotland welcomes the news that The Scottish Government is to introduce a national scheme for those unable to wear a mask.The reasons for any exemption will be medical ones.The...

Age Scotland boss is doing an ultramarathon today – in his garden

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Age Scotland's Chief Executive, Brian Sloan is off on a 30 mile walk today. He will stay local though as he will be walking in his home and the back garden.The reason behind...

Quarter of Scottish coronavirus deaths from care homes

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A quarter of the deaths related to Covid-19 recorded in Scotland have been care home residents.The charity Age Scotland is now demanding better medical care for care home residents after the National Records of...

Age Scotland demands that older shoppers have a priority hour

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Age Scotland urges priority slots for older shoppers at all supermarkets Scotland's national charity for older people has urged all supermarkets to follow Sainsbury's, Iceland, Tesco and Asda by supporting pensioners and disabled shoppers during...

Free entry for over 60s at the Zoo

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In a move to tackle loneliness among older people, Age Scotland and Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) have teamed up to allow free entry for over 60s between 11 and 18 October. A...

Walking Football Scotland honoured at Age Scotland Awards Ceremony

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Newly formed charity Walking Football Scotland (WFS)  has been honoured at the Age Scotland 2018 National Conference and Awards Ceremony which was held at the Raddison Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Tuesday 20 March.The event, described as ‘Later Life in Scotland...

Miles likes Body Boosting Bingo!

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Miles Briggs Conservative MSP for Lothian has developed a love of bingo. But fear not, this game has a real benefit other than winning cash prizes!Miles is backing a new Age Scotland initiative to encourage older people...

Age Scotland Walking Football Festival at Ainslie Park

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Fourteen teams from throughout the UK took part in the first Age Scotland Walking Football Festival at Ainslie Park on Sunday.Teams from throughout the UK including two from Newcastle Upon Tyne and squads from Inverness,...

Age Scotland helping you to grow old gracefully

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Time to rethink our perception of later life More than four out of five Scots want to see society adjust its perception of later life, moving away from negative stereotypes of ageing. New research from Age...

Act soon to get the most out of your electricity rate

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New legislation means customers need to act now to change tariffs. AGE SCOTLAND ENTERPRISES ENCOURAGES OLDER PEOPLE TO ACT NOW TO GET THE MOST FROM ENERGY MARKET REFORMS Age Scotland Enterprises encourages customers to act now...

Older people who feel lonely should call Silver Line Scotland

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 Age Scotland is calling on older people in Edinburgh who feel lonely, or who face difficulties, over the Christmas holiday to make use of Silver Line Scotland; a new free* national helpline offering information,...

Call for Edinburgh to nominate its older people’s champion

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 Edinburgh residents are invited to nominate their local champions for older people for the Age Scotland Awards 2013.  The Charity is looking for individuals, groups, partnerships and services that are inspirational in making a...

Edinburgh MSP supports Age Scotland’s Still Waiting campaign

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Local MSP backs campaign against older isolation at Age Scotland Nicolson Street shop  Alison Johnstone, Lothian Green MSP, visited Age Scotland’s shop on Edinburgh’s Nicolson Street at lunchtime today to give her backing to the...

Age Scotland need donations for Newington shop

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Age Scotland is appealing for volunteers and stock donations for its new charity shop in Newington, due to open on 30th September. The shop will be the Charity’s second in Edinburgh; the first is...

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