It has been quite a while since I last posted on this blog but was worth waiting for. Professor Dawn Brooker and I (Shirley Evans) went up to Kirriemuir on the 25th July 2018 to present to their first Initiative Group meeting. There was a splendid turn out of 16 people at Kirrie Connect’s Dementia Hub with representation from all sectors of the community. Everyone was keen to sign up to the working groups looking at location premises, staffing, target group, programme, PR and marketing and last but certainly not least, finance. The Hub is already in existence and is very centrally located in the main street. It has a fantastic atmosphere and is making a great impact in the community. Graham Galloway who is the Project Manager expects the Hub to become a Meeting Centre in 3 to 4 months. There is a great article in the Kirriemuir Courier on the Initiative Group meeting. We hope that this is the first of many Meeting Centres which will open in Scotland over the next two or three years.