Scottish Borders Transport – Transport & Medical Appointments

The final area we looked at during the event in Duns was issues around transport to and from medical appointments.   Issues raised Travel time and/or access to transport is not taken into account when appointments are being scheduled. It also feels like those who are making the appointments have limited local knowledge of how…

Scottish Borders Transport – Bus Connections & Timetabling

This is the 2nd blog from the Duns Transport event back in November, which looks at the Bus Connections and timetabling issues discussed. Issues raised The group had experienced many issues around bus connections and timetabling.  Below is what we heard. It is common for the buses not to connect for onward journeys to destinations….

Borders Bus

Scottish Borders Transport -Connecting Villages & Towns

Last month we were in Duns to talk about transport issues in the area. The Royal Voluntary Service and Living Streets came along to talk about the work they have been doing in the Borders. Four main themes came through from the discussions: Issues around connecting villages & towns through public transport Issues around pavements…

Camp fire lighting

Multigenerational Activities in Borders – Session 1

Rural Wisdom started working in the Scottish Borders earlier this year, finding ways to make rural communities work better for everyone that lives there.  The weather gods were obviously listening this weekend. Saturday afternoon was a beautiful autumnal, although very chilly day here in the Borders for the first of our multigenerational activity sessions. Glenkinnon,…

Community Gardening in Peebles & Innerleithen

We have been working closely with 3 community gardens, Peebles CAN, St Ronan’s Well & The Secret Garden in the Peebles and Innerleithen area of the Borders to make small areas of the gardens more dementia friendly with safer walkways, more stable furniture, high raised beds and clear signage. It is well researched and documented…

Let’s Talk Transport in Borders

Transport is always an issue that comes up whenever I ask “What could make your area work better?” This is not unique to the Borders, it has been a recurring issue in all the areas we have been working.  A key aim of Rural Wisdom is to share information and over the last few years…

Rural Wisdom – Spring Gathering 2019

“It’s important to take these events out to rural communities, to be in the communities where people live and work. At the start of the project we heard that most of the networking events happen in places such as Perth, Glasgow or Edinburgh which can create extra challenges and often means that older people from…