Eaglesham Vision for Change

In November, over 35 people came together to explore how the communities of Eaglesham and Waterfoot can be better places to live for older people. Village residents joined representatives from community groups, community council, local businesses, voluntary sector and local authority at The Carswell Centre in Eaglesham. Together we discussed what was working well, what…

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…

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New Older Persons Hub in Brechin – Starting the discussion

We were pleased to welcome six hardy but willing folk to our open event yesterday to discuss the possibility of taking forward the idea around developing a Hub for Older People in Brechin at the glorious Brechin Cathedral Hall. Discussions over a cuppy identified more groups operating than we thought all over different areas of…

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…

Event: Vision for Change in Eaglesham

Would you like to see Eaglesham work better for older people? This is an open invitation to local older people, neighbours, businesses and organisations to come together to discuss: what do local older people say about living in Eaglesham? who can help rural communities make change happen? how would you change your community in the…

Event: Brechin Older Persons Hub

Rural Wisdom and Angus Council Communities Team invite you to come along for a cuppy and a chat about developing an Older Persons Hub in Brechin. The Older Persons Hub would be a safe and social space for older people to drop in for a cuppy, activities, information, to be signposted if required etc. We…