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…

Let’s Talk Transport Newsletter

Ahead of our ‘Let’s Talk Transport – in Highland Perthshire’ event in Aberfeldy on the 30 October, we have produced a newsletter to get the conversation started. This follows on from our Let’s Talk Housing newsletter and event earlier this month. Come along to this free event in the Breadalbane Library to have your say.

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…

Aberfeldy

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…

Rural Wisdom communities in Highland Perthshire

As one of the current Rural Wisdom local areas, we’re working with a range of communities west of the A9 in Highland Perthshire, these areas offer a wealth of history, culture, stunning landscapes and adventure. Here we give a bit of background about the particular communities that we’re working in. You can read more about what…

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…

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…

Event: Meet Rural Wisdom at the Food and Friendship lunch, Aberdfeldy

Meet Jill from the Rural Wisdom project at Aberfeldy Parish Church on Taybridge Road on Thursday 19th October from 12noon – 2pm. This annual Marketplace event is an opportunity for local people to meet organisations offering support around issues of poverty and to meet new people over lunch. Jill would love to talk to you…