Founded by Robin Lloyd-Jones in 2017, Autumn Voices is an organisation based in Scotland that seeks to celebrate creativity in later life. We welcome everyone aged 60 and over, and aim to dispel many of the negative stereotypes associated with getting older. We focus instead on positive ageing and the tonic provided by creativity in later life.

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Our website features blogs, photographs, creative writing, art and video content, as well as details of our events and projects across Scotland.

In 2024 you can still enjoy Here We Are!, our songwriting project with Sophie Bancroft and The Pathhead Choir, by way of videos, podcasts and the musical scores. Our creative writing workshops with Jane Archer at Birnam Arts run until April, and we’re planning further work with Alzheimer’s Scotland in Dumfries & Galloway.

If you haven’t signed up for our monthly Newsletter, you can do so by clicking on the button at the foot of the page. It features AV activities, links to projects and sites that have caught our eye, and work by you, our readers. All the back numbers are available here.

Here are what some of those who took part in AV events though of them.

“The approach was perfect – little things, little and often. The variety, level of stories and activities spot on – all presented beautifully.”
Stranraer, 2023

“…the highlight of my week. I don’t feel isolated as a writer anymore.”
Birnam, 2023

“Amazing what a relatively small group of people can produce given the right encouragement and opportunity.”
The Pathhead Choir, 2023

“As a solo senior I’ve really enjoyed meeting / being with others I wouldn’t have met otherwise.”
Birnam, 2022

“I love that you have complete faith in us being able to do any task you give us! It’s nice to be believed in. It’s good not to be judged!”
Helensburgh, 2022

“Felt a good sense of achievement and companionship.”
Sanquhar, 2022

“Good to mix with other people and learn something new. Skills I can practice later at home.”
Eskdalemuir, 2022

January 2024