Rural Wisdom in Angus – An Update

Brechin Information Hub A small group of people from Brechin have recently been talking about providing a public information hub in Brechin, aware that – as digital technology increasingly takes over – some older people can feel left behind and unsure of how/where to access information. The group hoped to address this inequality by providing…

Rural Wisdom in Scotland – One Year On

Rural Wisdom is working with communities in Scotland and Wales to create opportunities for older people to shape their community. Our aim is make communities work better for older people and the other people who live there. These are the outcomes we want to achieve: More older people, and a more diverse range of older…

Video From Second Scottish & Welsh Gathering

Last week, those involved in the Rural Wisdom project – from Outside the Box, Volunteering Matters Cymru and NDTi got together for our second big gathering. We were fortunate to be joined by active members of the local community, council workers and Steve from Ageing Well in Wales. It was a brilliant chance to get together to discuss the future of…

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…