Posts by Catherine Harvey

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Sponsored cycle from Edinburgh to Kyleakin! 1st-3rd October 2019

by Catherine Harvey

Graeme Finnie, Kyleakin wanted to raise money for Kyleakin Connections by cycling from St. Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh to Kyleakin, Isle of Skye. Charlene Macleod, manager and Iona Maclennan, senior support worker decided to join him. Another valuable member of the team, Caroline Langlands, support worker is our support driver. We aim to cycle the 240 […]

KC Trip to Glasgow

by Catherine Harvey

This June, the KC gang packed up and took the minibus on an adventure to Glasgow! We visited the Riverside (transport) Museum, went out to a restaurant for delicious dinners and even took part in accessible go-karting! Another great part of the trip was meeting up with members of ‘Include Me 2 Club’, a charity […]

Drama with Helen

by Catherine Harvey

From March to June, Helen Scott-Danter delivered a series of drama workshops, where everybody was encouraged to use their imagination and develop their improvisation and storytelling skills. The sessions led up to a final performance in front of a select audience at KC, where the stories included Cameron’s triumph in moving a huge rock, Ewen’s […]

Gardening at KC

by Catherine Harvey

This spring and summer, the whole group has been busy working on our raised beds and greenhouse – we’ve planted so many different seeds, and have enjoyed watching the plants grow as we care for them. We’ve planted everything from potatoes and peas, to sunflowers and oregano. We’ve already eaten a few tasty strawberries from […]

Pottery with Vicky Stonebridge

by Catherine Harvey

During May, the KC gang have been lucky enough to take part in two pottery workshops in Lochcarron with Vicky Stonebridge, of Balnacra Arts & Pottery.  Vicky showed us how to use lots of special stamps, cutting tools and even some household materials to make interesting patterns in the clay. The group created a variety […]

Cooking with Dede

by Catherine Harvey

During March and April, Dede Macgillivray led a series of cookery sessions, where we learned a lot and got to eat the results of our hard work – bonus! We made a whole range of dishes together, from fish pie, to summer rolls, to chicken pesto salad. It was great to see people tasting new […]

‘Lots of Socks’ for World Down’s Syndrome Day

by Catherine Harvey

On the 21st of March, the whole group celebrated World Down’s Syndrome Day by joining in with the ‘Lots of Socks’ global event – we wore our brightest, funniest socks and had some really interesting conversations about some of the facts and myths surrounding Down’s syndrome. On the 22nd of March, we held a coffee […]

Flower Arranging with Angie

by Catherine Harvey

Earlier in March, Angie Shedden kindly came to KC to lead a flower arranging session. Angie gave us some great tips , and we ended up with a lovely selection of table centrepieces  – everybody had a slightly different style. Everybody agreed that we would love to try flower arranging again in the future – […]

Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day?

by Catherine Harvey

Here at KC, we’ve been busy crafting again – this time, trying out a type of card which has been testing our sewing skills! We’re pretty pleased with the results and we hope you like them too. The cards are for sale if you call in to the centre, but they’ll also be available when […]

Christmas Crafts at KC

by Catherine Harvey

In the weeks leading up to the Christmas break, the KC gang were very busy making all sorts of goodies to sell. We made Christmas tree decorations out of clay (and then painted them), as well as Christmas cards, pot pourri bags and tinsel wreaths. We hope to get started a little earlier next year, […]