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Residents at Devlin Court in Stirling successfully big for £895 funding from the Cairn Community Fund to run a photography project and recently got together at an open day to celebrate and display their work.
A local photographer, Meghan Carroll-Ballantyne, who is the granddaughter of tenant Janet Carroll, worked with the tenants to visit places of local interest, including the Falkirk Wheel, Kelpies and Stirling Castle. The tenants then picked out photographs for the communal walls at Devlin Court.
The project helped reduce social isolation by getting tenants out of their homes, visiting local sites, sharing memories about the area and working together with other members of the community. The photos are sure to be a talking point for residents for years to come.
The open Day went brilliantly. The atmosphere was happy, relaxed and welcoming. The pictures looked fantastic and small copies were available for people to have to celebrate the bigger pictures up on the communal walls. The day was very busy with over 80 people attending and we all enjoyed live music, a fun quiz, children’s activities and some delicious food and drink. The tenants even managed to raise £300 off a sales table.