It takes a village

it takes a villageIt takes a village: exhibition tour

Good Life Good Death Good Grief (the Scottish cousin of Dying Matters) has been busy coordinating efforts across Scotland to mark Dying Matters Week from 9-16 May.

A series of portraits by Colin Gray explores the idea ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, this time in the context, then it probably takes a village to support a death.

The idea came from interviews by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and the exhibition shares personal insights and experiences from a range of people who have cared for someone who is dying.

It Takes a Village is touring venues across Scotland during Death Awareness Week Scotland.


  • Ayrshire Hospice: 9 – 16 May
  • Biggart Hospital, Prestwick: 9-16 May Carnegie Library, Ayr, 9-16 May
  • Crosshouse University Hospital, Kilmarnock, 9-16 May
  • East Ayrshire Community Hospital, Cumnock: 9-16 May Irvine Library: 9-16 May
  • Girvan Community Hospital: 9 -13 May
  • University Hospital Ayr: 9-13 May
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary: 9 May – 10 June


  • Queen Margaret Hospital: 12-13 May
  • University of Dundee – Kirkcaldy Campus: 12-13 May
  • Victoria Hospital Foyer: 9-10 May


  • St Giles Centre, Elgin: 9-14 May

Glasgow & Clyde

  • The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice: 9-15 May
  • Possilpark Health & Care Centre: 9-15 May
  • The Atrium, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital: 9-16 May
  • St Margaret of Scotland Hospice: 9-27 May


  • Kilbryde Hospice: 9-16 May
  • St Andrew’s Hospice: 9- 15 May


  • Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh 9 -17 May
  • Various other venues to be confirmed: 9 – 20 May
  • Queen Margaret University, 9-13 May


  • University of Dundee – Dundee Campus: 9 -10 May
  • University of Dundee – Dalhousie Reception Gallery: 11 -14 May

The BIG Conversation

The #Big Conversation – talking about life and death – is the theme for Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016. Find out about Final Fling’s Big Conversation workshops and Ask the Expert sessions on Mon 9 May for Dying Matters Awareness Week.

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