Angus is marketed as the ‘birthplace of Scotland’ since the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath at Arbroath Abbey in 1320 marked Scotland’s establishment as an independent nation.  It is an area of rich history from Pictish times onwards.  

Rural Wisdom began working in North Angus in 2017, focussing on the settlements of Brechin and Edzell and surrounding areas which collectively has a population of 11,396 (2016 figures), approximately 22% of whom are pensionable age. 

The below video reflects on some of the work that we were able to do in the area over two years – listening to issues and helping to give older people a voice. Find out more about the work we carried out in the area by reading our blogs. 

With thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund and Angus LEADER for making it all possible.

Resources from North Angus

Tips for getting people involved (2018)

Rural Wisdom – One Year On – in Angus

Rural Wisdom in Angus Report

What’s Next

Outside The Box are continuing to work in this area with our new project Community Connections.  This project works towards improving social connections, information and communication for people living in and around these areas.

Our Community Workers will bring together groups, activities and services that are used by the whole community, particularly older people and people who may feel isolated or disconnected from their community. In North Angus, we are also working alongside groups and services that support people living with dementia.

Find out more.