Our care home residents at Huntly were treated to a workshop session about letter writing, thanks to an arts project taking place in the town.

To Huntly, with Love invites people to celebrate letter writing and “private, heartfelt ways of connecting”, particularly in light of social media and online communication.

Led by artist and poet Annie Runkel and colleague Jess Carnegie of Deveron Projects, the workshop included readings from 19th century letters to and from members of the Huntly community, as well as letters from famous writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Franz Kafka.

One of the stars of the visit was an antique Remington typewriter, a family heirloom belonging to a member of the Deveron Projects team. Deveron Projects is an organisation that creates projects connecting artists, communities and places in Huntly.

“Everyone had such a good time listening and talking about letter writing,” said Activities Coordinator Kelci Ross.

Home Manager Richard Lake added: “Thank you to Deveron Projects for the excellent visit. It’s so heartwarming to see our community partnerships striking up again, and to be entertaining people in our homes once more.”

You can find out more about To Huntly, with Love here.