Sunshine Cafe Beats The Winter Blues

by Shereen Devine Sunshine Cafe is the little Community Cafe that Rural Wisdom helped to develop in May 2018. During this time, we have grown from strength to strength and gained some very loyal customers and priceless volunteers. We have also welcomed many visitors including, Warmer Wales; Age Connects, and a doctor seconded to falls…

Camp fire lighting

Multigenerational Activities in Borders – Session 1

Rural Wisdom started working in the Scottish Borders earlier this year, finding ways to make rural communities work better for everyone that lives there.  The weather gods were obviously listening this weekend. Saturday afternoon was a beautiful autumnal, although very chilly day here in the Borders for the first of our multigenerational activity sessions. Glenkinnon,…

People in Angus having a voice on transport

by Anne Connor People in Angus are continuing to have a say on how transport can be improved in their area.  Rural Wisdom has been working alongside older people and others in Brechin and Edzell and that part of North Angus. Transport was an issue that came up often – both for the problems people…

The Ripple Effect

by Fi Thomson – Rural Wisdom community worker in Moray I recently had the opportunity to attend the first Ageing Research Network meeting at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. This was a well attended and interesting day. I was asked to contribute with my experience of the third sector. Initially I explained that I could only…

Community Gardening in Peebles & Innerleithen

We have been working closely with 3 community gardens, Peebles CAN, St Ronan’s Well & The Secret Garden in the Peebles and Innerleithen area of the Borders to make small areas of the gardens more dementia friendly with safer walkways, more stable furniture, high raised beds and clear signage. It is well researched and documented…