Scots charity joins with travel group to raise awareness for elderly


A SCOTS charity is partnering with a travel group to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the older population.

Age Scotland, an organisation which supports people over the age of 50 with issues around money, health and wellbeing, is joining forces with Barrhead Travel.

The link up will see the travel store network get involved in fundraising for the cause.

Staff will stage store takeovers of Age Scotland shops in Glasgow, with teams competing against each other to see who can raise the most money for the charity.

Travel staff will get involved with fundraising for the cause
Travel staff will get involved with fundraising for the cause


In the run-up to Christmas, Barrhead will also be encouraging people to buy from Age Scotland stores.

Staff will collect stamps from mail received as well as any unwanted currency from returning holidaymakers, and Age Scotland leaflets will be sent out with Barrhead Travel tickets.

The Age Scotland link up comes at a time when Barrhead is actively recruiting for people aged 50 and over to work across its network of stores.


Barrhead Travel chief executive Sharon Munro said: “We are always keen to hear from people of all ages who want to be part of the Barrhead Travel team and we are currently looking for people aged 50 and over who are perhaps keen to start out on a new career path.

“These candidates will bring a fantastic amount of experience to the job and will be a great asset to our already very strong team.

“Age Scotland carries out fantastic work across the country providing advice and support to people in times of need. It’s a cause that’s important to us and we’re very excited to be partnering with the charity.”

Age Scotland chief executive Brian Sloan said: “Age Scotland is very happy to be working with Barrhead Travel to inspire, engage, and support people in later life. Barrhead’s commitment to actively recruit people over age 50 is a testament to the skills, knowledge, and experience people in later life bring to the workforce.

“We’re also looking forward to Barrhead staff ‘hijacking’ our Glasgow shops. Our shops are an important part of Age Scotland, and this kind of event is a great way to get the community involved to support the charity.”