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Updated: Jul 19, 2019


The Erskine Building itself is surviving and recovering after decades of neglect.

As well as using creative writing to explore their own lives and health & wellbeing issues, participants engage with the building and the local environment.

We looked around the Erskine Building, first making lists of things we liked, disliked or felt neutral about. Then we wrote about them from different points of view.

Here is Tatiana's piece about the stairwells:

Erskine Building - Stairwell collage

I like the Stairwells

 I like the stairwells because they keep the spirit of the past like a ghost, and like open arms they support the balcony.

They hold the mood of the past of the building and its vague and romantic sadness.

The banister reflects the gifted hands of the craftsman who created it.

The dark brown contrasts with the pale and century-old walls.

The bright light coming through the windows changes the light and shadows around the staircase.

When I step in the stairwells transport me to the past.

Tell us what you like and why in the comments below, or email us: OFFICE@YESUARE.ORG.UK

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One of our main community development projects is the restoration of the derelict former St Andrews Erskine Church building. The Skill Development Project enabled Yes-U-Are to maintain and prevent any further degradation of the building. It also helped our volunteers to gain work experience and new skills in all aspects of building maintenance, repairs and using manual and electrical equipment.

Working in Partnership with other community organizations like FEAT, ENABLE, TURN, WFCS, we have been able to offer Volunteers opportunities to their service user.

Thanks to the kind donations of our Funders we are able to support bus and snacks, provide protective equipment, tools for our volunteers.

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We have to recognise and thanks Adrian King and the team from RE/MAX for his great initiative and supporting our community and remember AMC is a great cause to support. To support your Local AMC DUNFERMLINE GROUP you can do through donating to Yes-U-Are. The donations will help us to keep providing a free a secure space for AMC Monday meetings.

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