June 26, 2015

Although I was supposed to be in Dundee on annual leave today, I thought it would be appropriate to travel north in Inverness for the day to capture some scenes at Birchwood Highland’s Annual garden party.


The event takes place every year and allows staff and residents from all areas of the Birchwood c...

June 24, 2015

This morning I headed up by car to Embo, which is around 60 minutes’ drive north of Inverness. Here I was visiting a few of the service users from the Inverness area who were holidaying in caravans on the coast.


I met the residents and filmed their day out trip to Dornoch and Dunrobbin castle, It showe...

June 23, 2015

Today the plan was to film a session of the regular in house training Birchwood Highland puts on offer to its support workers. Although when I arrived at Inshes Church I was told not to film because the speaker felt uncomfortable with the idea, a little frustrating as I was then stuck at the training,...

June 22, 2015

 This afternoon I went back to Invergordon to take film a collection of service users join a community theatre/singing production.


The activity forms part of the art club in which some of the residents join others from across the wider Easter Ross area to get together to produce different dramatic and...

June 19, 2015

I travelled down to For William on the bus this morning to visit the Lochaber team. Today they were taking their home grown plants, flowers and vegetables, along with some home baking and gifts down to the town centre for a table top sale.  


I went along to speak again with the service users and suppor...

June 18, 2015

This afternoon I got the train through to Invergordon again, although this time I travelled alone. Along with one of the support workers, I was there to film one of the weekly activities the centre tries to organise.


Although I was supposed to film an activity called the forestry work, which normally e...

June 17, 2015

This afternoon I travelled back to the Inverness based recovery centre to Interview Annabel Mowat, Annabel is the deputy Chief Executive and heads up the Recovery centre itself. In this interview I wanted to highlight her authority and so framed the interview to look more clinical then that of the serv...

June 16, 2015

Yesterday I went along to visit a service user who is part of the Inverness support. The individual was very pleased to let me into his own home along with one of the Inverness Support workers to talk about his time with Birchwood.


After offering me a cup of tea and a biscuit, I set up the camera, ligh...

June 11, 2015

This morning I went back to the Inverness recovery centre where I filmed this week’s breakfast club. The idea is similar to the lunch club in the sense that everyone is given a task, be it to get the shopping, to prepare the food or to clean the dishes at the end and come together and enjoy a different...

June 10, 2015

Today I spent the day in the Inverness Recovery centre. In the morning I went along to meet a few more of the residents and support workers. I then went about filming the preparation of the get together BBQ Lunch this concept is the idea of all the residents coming together to buy, prepare, cook and en...

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