Our Music Detective is heading to the Western Isles in September for his first ever Campervan Tour

Andy and Sherlock the dog

Andy Lowndes, our Deputy Chair and Chief Music Detective, will be travelling from Barra to Lewis in a Playlist for Life campervan to raise awareness of the power of personal music to improve the lives of people with dementia.

In July, Andy put out a call to the Western Isles via social media announcing his plans for a tour and asked for people who want more information on Playlist for Life to get in touch and suggest a venue. His post on Facebook was enthusiastically shared and subsequently viewed by 23,000 people. As a result, Andy has a packed 8-day schedule.

Andy will be in Barra from Sunday 3rd to Tuesday 5th September. On Wednesday 6th he will be in Benbecula, South Uist & North Uist. On Thursday Andy will be in Harris then on to Lewis until Tuesday 12th September.

Along the way he will be stopping off in his campervan at care homes, home-support groups and volunteer organisations to meet people living with dementia, carers, volunteers, care professionals and the local MSP.  Andy will share his powerful and personal stories about music for dementia and give Music Detective training to empower individuals to create playlists.  

Andy says “I’ve been overwhelmed by the response from the people of the Western Isles.  I’ve had lots of invitations to come and talk and have been invited to social events in the evening too. I’ve even had kind people booking me in to camp sites. I can’t wait to get there and meet everyone.”


Andy will be blogging from his travels on his Music Detective Blog.

For further information please email info@playlistforlife.org.uk or call us on 0141 418 7184


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