The Distanced Gathering is a monthly one hour event that is fast paced and convivial with one-to-one and small group discussions. A guest slot is included together with an opportunity to ‘shout out’ events you’re holding, help you need or opportunities you can offer.
The aim is to help people broaden their networks, build relationships, share experiences of how we are adapting to new challenges and reflect on positives.
These gatherings started as a way of connecting people in Scotland’s service design community – but you don’t have to work in service design and living in Scotland is optional.
The Distanced Gathering is open to anyone. Participants come from all sectors – local government, business, the third sector, consultancy, education, NHS, housing, Scottish Government, finance and others. Many are from Scotland, but we have others joining us from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and The Americas.
It is held on Zoom and there is no cost.
The Gathering always opens with Wade in the Water by Ramsay Lewis, and finishes with an appropriate tune. All the music we’ve used up to the summer of 2021 can be heard on this Spotify playlist. You can also get an Apple Music version. Enjoy.
“Thank you for always being the refresh button of my Thursday :)”
“The energy! The structure! The great conversations! The music! I had a great time. Thank you :)”
“The Gathering is setting the bar for online meet-ups for me.”
“I have loved the virtual coffee trials and have enjoyed some really amazing chats with people.”
Join the conversation – email Barbara to join the Service Design Scotland Slack community.