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S5W-13991: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding (a) how many and (b) what percentage of tourist sites in each local authority area are considered dementia-friendly.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 26 January 2018

The Scottish Government does not hold a formal definition of what is considered “dementia-friendly” in respect of a tourist site and does not hold information on the number of tourism sites across Scotland.

Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy 2017-2020, published in June 2017, states that the Scottish Government wishes to see “more dementia-friendly and dementia-enabled communities, organisations, institutions and initiatives.” As well as local projects, such as Dementia Friendly East Lothian, further information on initiatives is available from organisations such as the Life Changes Trust, whose latest report is available using the url. http://www.lifechangestrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/Dementia%20Friendly%20Communities%20Report%20Designed_1.pdf