A musical community project is closing the generation gap between old and young in Knightswood. 

The Intergenerational Ensemble stitched the two generations together as they teamed up to write new music with the help of professional musicians. 

The oldest person to take part was Charlotte Boyce, from Knightswood who is 78-years-old. 

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She said: "I have never done anything like this before, but I love singing.

"I got involved because I wanted to do something I hadn’t done before. I enjoyed taking part, having fun and meeting people.

“Taking part made me feel good. Everyone enjoyed it – young and old together.  Everyone loved every moment of it”.

The youngest person in the project was 12-year-old William Moir, who also lives in Knightswood. He came along with his mum, Simone.

He said: "I didn’t want to do it at first. My mum was dragging me along. The next day I was practically dragging her there.

“The atmosphere was terrific. It was very relaxed. I have never done anything like this before, but it made me feel excited.

“I loved working with and talking to older people. They are the only generation I like. It was a good thing to get involved with”.

Loretto Care’s Knightswood Connects group worked with Kingsway Court Health and Wellbeing Centre to put on a five-week block of songwriting workshops.

Participants used a series of photographs to kick start discussion about what older and younger people have in common.

Professional musicians Donna Maciocia, Clare McBrien, Jamie Scott and Lucy Cathcart-Froden helped people create an original song, “Invisible Lines” which explores the life and stories of an older person.

The song was premiered in a live concert in GHA’s community room at 290 Lincoln Avenue last week, with an audience of more than 40 people from the local community.