News

Welcome to our news page! Here you will find the latest updates on our activities and insights into the days after someone dies. Stay informed and engaged with our informative and thought-provoking content.

Events

Just Announced

We are delighted to announce that The Seed Sistas will be joining us on Tuesday 15th October 2024  7-8pm online  for an exploration of plants and herbal medicine for the Daisy Days. What can we gather from our gardens, hunt in the hedgerows and forage from the forest floor to nurture us in the days

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News

Goodbye to Margaret

We are sad to accept the resignation of our Chair Margaret Paterson who has had to take a step back due to family caring commitments. We are delighted however that Margaret has offered to continue to be an adviser to the charity, particularly to share her extensive knowledge from working in the voluntary sector as

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Events

A Place for Keening Today?

We are grateful beyond words to Madge Bray for joining us last night for such a powerful insight into the keening tradition in Scotland. A recording of the session has been posted on Madge’s youtube channel Madge Bray Traditional Futures Michael Hannah, an Independent Funeral Celebrant in the Dundee area and beyond, wrote a beautiful

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Events

Demystifying Death in Glasgow

Our next in-person event is coming up on Saturday 18th May. We are returning to Glasgow with a full day in the beautiful Hidden Gardens. We hope we can continue to build on all the brilliant energy and connections we made in Glasgow last November. There will be space to tell our own stories, demystify

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Events

Our next online gathering

We are delighted to bring you our next online gathering with the wonderful Madge Bray. Madge will join us online on 7th May during demystifying death week to share her explorations of the Scots tradition of keening. This is sure to be an interesting  gathering. Get more information and the link to register here.

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Daisy Chain

Coming Up in Edinburgh

One of our Edinburgh  Daisies is holding her first event in Edinburgh soon. Join Tamara at Stockbridge Library on Wednesday 17 April 1:15 -2:15 pm for a free informal discussion about your options after someone’s last breath. Everyone welcome – curiosity encouraged! Tea and cake provided. Stockbridge Library 11 Hamilton Place EH3 5BA Places limited.

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Next Online Course

All the course details and booking information are here. Booking closes 22 April 2024. Contact admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk with any queries. We look forward to you joining us for a fascinating exploration of the Daisy Days. They could be the most important days of your life.

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Events

Our AGM Coming Up Soon

Another year, another AGM ……. everyone is invited to attend our next AGM coming up online on 27 February at 7:30pm where there will be a report on our activities and our accounts for the year ending 31 August 2023. Further information, documents and the link to join can be found here. Following the AGM

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Events

What can we learn from the Coffin Roads?

We are delighted that Professor Ian Bradley is joining us for our next online network gathering coming up on 27 February. Ian will share the extraordinary traditions around the coffin roads in the Highlands and islands of Scotland – ancient tracks along which bodies were carried on their way to remote graveyards. Ian Bradley is

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Daisy Chain

Great Start to 2024

Good wishes to everyone for 2024. We have already begun to let people know about their options when someone takes their last breath. One of the members of our Daisy Chain, Dietmar Hartmann, gave a talk this week to the Newport on Tay Probus Club “which gave rise to much positive input” and discussions about

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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 admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk.

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

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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.

For further information contact admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.ukan