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…

Eaglesham Vision for Change

In November, over 35 people came together to explore how the communities of Eaglesham and Waterfoot can be better places to live for older people. Village residents joined representatives from community groups, community council, local businesses, voluntary sector and local authority at The Carswell Centre in Eaglesham. Together we discussed what was working well, what…

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New Older Persons Hub in Brechin – Starting the discussion

We were pleased to welcome six hardy but willing folk to our open event yesterday to discuss the possibility of taking forward the idea around developing a Hub for Older People in Brechin at the glorious Brechin Cathedral Hall. Discussions over a cuppy identified more groups operating than we thought all over different areas of…

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What do you think about local bus services in Scotland? Tell the Scottish Government your views by 5th Dec

A lot of what we’re hearing in our discussions with people unsurprisingly revolves around transport & rural bus services. The Scottish Government are asking for views about Scotland’s bus services which gives us all a chance to feed in what we think is working and what could change to make things better. The deadline for…

"Imagine your community is a garden"

“The Potting Shed” – Digging for views & planting ideas in North Angus

Over our first six months working in North Angus, we have been out and about chatting to as many local residents as possible, along with community group co-ordinators and volunteers to gather a sense of the issues that older people feel are important to them, what support will help them live independently to continue to…

Event: Vision for Change in Eaglesham

Would you like to see Eaglesham work better for older people? This is an open invitation to local older people, neighbours, businesses and organisations to come together to discuss: what do local older people say about living in Eaglesham? who can help rural communities make change happen? how would you change your community in the…

Event: Vision for Change (Highland Perthshire)

We are running these events in all of our key Rural Wisdom areas with the aim to review what’s happening and look ahead. We are welcoming businesses, community groups and volunteers in Highland Perthshire which are supporting older people – the events will give a great opportunity to discuss and plan together. We’ll be looking…

Enabling more over 50s to contribute to their communities

We’re pleased to see that the Centre for Ageing Better will lead a review into how to enable more people aged 50 and over to contribute their time, skills and experience to their communities. The review will focus particularly on how to increase voluntary and community activity among underrepresented groups, such as people on low…

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Free bus travel – what are your views?

The Scottish Government is consulting on free bus travel for older and disabled people. They want to ensure the longer-term sustainability of the current scheme and are looking in to different options for how to do this in the future and the population of older people increases in Scotland. Its important for them to gather…

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Visioning for Change in Brechin

A small but enthusiastic group of local community organisers came along to the first of our ‘Visioning for Change’ events at the Inglis Memorial Hall in Brechin recently.  This provided myself (Shona) and Nicky, as Rural Wisdom Development Workers for the area, the opportunity to feedback what we heard from older people over the summer…