demystifying death 2024

A day of storytelling, learning our options for caring for people after they have died & imagining what this can look like in Glasgow. 

11 – 1pm Tending to Death: Learn our rights and options in Scotland

Ever imagined a world where we could tend to those who have died in our communities and at our own pace and on our own terms? Ever dreamt of how our communities can have greater involvement in the process after death?

There will be space to tell our own stories, demystify caring for our dead and learn about our legal rights and options in Scotland.

1 – 3.30pm Lunch and exploring what community-led after death care could look like in Glasgow

Join us for lunch followed by a discussion around what might community-led after death care look like in Glasgow. What are the barriers to people taking more control after someone has died? How do we address these barriers? What would caring for our dead within our communities look like in Glasgow?

Please note: the day is split into two sections. Please select which part you want to go to (which can be both) when you register.

The 11 – 1pm session will be a similar format to our event held in Finn’s Place on 4th Nov last year. If you attended that event, you are welcome to join us at 1pm for lunch and to discuss what community-led after death care in Glasgow can look like – or you can join us for the full day starting at 11am.

Author of “Slow Down when Someone Dies” Kate Clark will be co-leading the day and there will be copies of the book available to buy.

This is a free event. Feel free to give a donation if you can when you register your attendance on Eventbrite.

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Slow Down When Someone Dies

by Lin Carruthers and Kate Clark

Do the lights go out when someone dies? Are you in the dark about what to do when a person takes their last breath? This life-affirming guide encourages and enables you to explore the options for everyone involved.

It is currently available in paperback and eBook format. It is also available as a pdf by donation from

We are working on making it available in local bookshops in June 2023.

Buy online from Lulu
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This module explores an approach to preparing for your Daisy Days which takes account of yourself and also those central to your life. It covers who can legally make arrangements for you, how to begin, the influences on decisions, explorative conversations, and gives step-by-step guidance to write your “After My Last Breath” letter.

You will receive a link to:

  • watch the module video (approx 30 mins)
  • download the video transcript
  • download an illuminating exercise
  • access other useful resources.

The “Buy Module” button below takes you to PayPal, where you can pay via your PayPal account or use a credit/debit card as a guest. Once you have paid, click on the “Return to Seller” button at the bottom of the page and you will be taken directly to the Module webpage.

To be able to access the materials in the future, you need to store the Module webpage address. Your PayPal receipt gives this address in the Description field. Once on the Module webpage you can give your email address to receive the webpage address by email too.

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