EVENT: Let’s Talk Transport – in Highland Perthshire

Come along and talk to the Public Transport Unit about your transport needs, how your community can help and how other rural communities tackle this age-old problem. See www.ruralwisdom.org for more details Following on from the success of our Let’s Talk Housing event, Rural Wisdom and Perth & Kinross Council are hosting an event to discuss…

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…

Community Groups in Brechin

When the Rural Wisdom project carried out a survey and ran an event earlier this year, we found that people in Brechin didn’t know where to go to access information about community groups in services. This prompted us to launch the Brechin Information Hub and run the ‘Open Doors Fortnight’. We were thoroughly impressed by…

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Information Hub to be Trialled in Brechin

From 11th September 2018 until the end of March 2019, and in partnership with Brechin Community Pantry, Rural Wisdom is trialling an Information Hub for all residents in Brechin. Rural Wisdom is a project run by community development charity, Outside The Box, partly funded by Angus LEADER. The aim is to run the hub at…

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Housing in Rural Areas

“The Rural Housing Crisis Is Destroying Communities, But How Can We Stop It?” This was the recent headline of an online article by Luke Murphy of HuffPost United Kingdom. The picture was of rural England; projections of youth migration/brain drain, fuel poverty, unaffordable house prices coupled with low rates of affordable homes being built in…

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…

A wee slice of Rural Wisdom

A blog post by our new Development Worker, Jo Highet I was really pleased to accept the invitation to join Shona and Nicky from Rural Wisdom at the recent Conversation Café and made the long journey from East Berwickshire to Brechin. It allowed me to have my first sight of and drive over the impressive…