FIVE new Rempods bought by the Walk With Scott Foundation will be on show at the Loch Centre for everyone who supported the group’s efforts to see firsthand.

The Tranent-based foundation, which wants to provide every care home and day centre in East Lothian with one of the pop-up rooms – which are designed to support people with dementia – has purchased its first set to be handed over.

And the foundation will be putting the Rempods it has bought on display next Thursday (July 20) for all those involved to see for the first time before they go to their new homes.

The event is being held between 4pm and 8pm, and people will also be able to enjoy refreshments for a donation.

Each of the Rempods is designed to capture a memory in time, from an old-fashioned cinema to a train carriage or 1950s home.

The five new ones, which are being donated to the people of East Lothian by the foundation, replicate a living room, a tea room, a cinema, a garden shed and the seaside.

They will be housed at Crookston Care Home in Tranent and available for use across the county.

Pauline Skead, manager of Crookston Care Home, said: “Creating an environment that can stimulate memories and shared stories greatly reduces boredom and depression which can be experienced by people with dementia.

“These dementia-friendly backdrops provide calming social spaces where staff, clients and family members can enjoy some social interaction which creates better understanding all round.

“We are very grateful to the Walk With Scott Foundation for their generous donation of five Rempods, which will be available for other care homes, day centres and hospitals within East Lothian to borrow on a weekly basis from Crookston Care Home.”