Isolation in Modern Society: a Blessing or a Curse?

15 Aug | 7.30-9PM | Quaker Meeting House | £5

Chair: Jonny Kinross (Grassmarket Community Project) | Panelists: Brian Sloan (Age Scotland), Sara Maitland (Author), John Mason MSP

The recently completed Scottish Government report, ‘Age and Isolation’ reveals findings of research into the effects of loneliness on health within different age groups. Reports of social isolation appear to be steadily rising. However, why do some people actively seek isolation in the pursuit of happiness, while others feel that being alone is the cause of many problems? How has modern society impacted humans as social animals, and how does loneliness manifest itself within different age groups?