Rural Wisdom: Connecting the Dots in Highland Perthshire

We are holding an event on Tuesday 12 February 2019 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm (tea/coffee and cakes from 1pm) in Breadalbane Community Library to plan what follows on from the Rural Wisdom project in Highland Perthshire. We welcome all older people, community groups, voluntary organisations, health and social care services, development workers and anyone else…

Milford What’s On – The Power of Community (Information)

by Rachel Evans, Milford When Rural Wisdom and NDTI first got together with the people of Milford, a major theme that emerged from our conversations was communication. It seemed that there were lots of folk in the town missing out on information about things to do, places to go and people to meet – we reckoned…

Access to digital technology – tackling the barriers for older people living in rural areas.

The Centre for Ageing Better and the Good Things Foundation have published a new report on digital access. It shows that we need to think differently about digital inclusion policy and practise if we are going to reach those older people who most need practical help and encouragement around digital access. Across the UK there…

Taking risks in rural areas – getting access to the support people want

This is a summary of a discussion which was had at the Rural Wisdom Get-together in Galasheils in August on the need for positive risk-taking to allow people living in rural areas to get access to the support they want.  We are hearing about people living in rural areas who feel that other people are making…