Creating space for rural voices

Earlier this year we designed and hosted a series of online webinars that brought together individuals and organisations from across Scotland and Wales. Shared learning has always been an important part of Rural Wisdom and we’ve been learning new ways of doing this since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the lockdowns and…

Rural Housing Conference 2020 at Birnam Arts and Conference Centre

by Fi Thomson, Rural Wisdom Community Worker, Moray Housing in Rural Scotland is a complex problem. Key issues such as land ownership, demographics and depopulation, holiday houses and tourism, rural enterprise and affordability were all discussed at this conference in the lovely surroundings in Birnam.   The attendees included journalist and broadcaster, Lesley Riddoch whose talk was aptly named ‘Not Doomed…

Exploring alternative energy and fuel poverty in Moray

by Fi Thomson, community worker in Moray One of the first community meetings I went to was a get together to discuss Burghead, Cummingston and Hopeman becoming less reliant on oil and electricity and maybe even producing their own energy. There was interest in renewable and energy and the idea of a development trust to implement it, but it…

Let’s Talk Housing Event in Aberfeldy

Does your home suit your future lifestyle? This is your chance to consider alternative options! Rural Wisdom are hosting a drop-in event with The Care and Wellbeing Co-operative and Housing Options Scotland. Workshops: Perth Citizen Advice Bureau, Housing Options Scotland, the Perth and Kinross Council Tenants Association and more Marketplace: Meet lots of organisations who can help with housing and…