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Free bus travel – what are your views?

The Scottish Government is consulting on free bus travel for older and disabled people. They want to ensure the longer-term sustainability of the current scheme and are looking in to different options for how to do this in the future and the population of older people increases in Scotland. Its important for them to gather…

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Scotland’s creative ageing festival – what’s on in your area?

We’re excited to see the programme for ‘Luminate Scotland‘ – Scotland’s innovative festival which celebrates and showcases creative activities aimed at older people. The festival kicks off in October so its right around the corner with loads of exciting events from ‘celebrate your feet’ art workshops to dramatic language learning to a host of dance…

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Visioning for Change in Brechin

A small but enthusiastic group of local community organisers came along to the first of our ‘Visioning for Change’ events at the Inglis Memorial Hall in Brechin recently.  This provided myself (Shona) and Nicky, as Rural Wisdom Development Workers for the area, the opportunity to feedback what we heard from older people over the summer…

Taking risks in rural areas – getting access to the support people want

This is a summary of a discussion which was had at the Rural Wisdom Get-together in Galasheils in August on the need for positive risk-taking to allow people living in rural areas to get access to the support they want.  We are hearing about people living in rural areas who feel that other people are making…