Jean Urquhart MSP has distributed free copies of Age Scotland’s ‘Hot Tips’ calendar that contains useful advice for older people preparing for winter to groups across the Highlands and Islands.

More than 50,000 copies of the calendar, funded by the Scottish Government, have been produced this year by Age Scotland as part of their “Spread the Warmth” campaign, with tips on health care, household repairs and welfare benefits all contained within its pages.

Jean, an independent MSP for the Highlands and Islands, said:

“I am more than happy to play my part in distributing Age Scotland’s calendars, and have already passed some to groups and constituents across the Highlands and Islands.

“With Scotland’s ageing population, it is increasingly important that we are all aware of ways to make life easier for older people, and for making that information as easy to access as possible.

“These calendars are an innovative tool that keeps handy hints on how to keep safe, warm and healthy on our wall all year round.

“Although it’s bad luck to open a calendar before January 1st, I hope these calendars will bring good fortune to those who obtain one.”