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…

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…

Getting inter-generational with Edzell’s school kids!

Last Friday I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Edzell’s primary seven class where we were discussing age-friendly communities and beginning to plan our inter-generational film project.  First we spent some time discussing a bit about the older generation and sharing perspectives: Can older people ‘floss’?  (not the dental kind – it’s the latest…

Edzell bus stop

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…