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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…

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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,…

People in Angus having a voice on transport

by Anne Connor People in Angus are continuing to have a say on how transport can be improved in their area.  Rural Wisdom has been working alongside older people and others in Brechin and Edzell and that part of North Angus. Transport was an issue that came up often – both for the problems people…

The Ripple Effect

by Fi Thomson – Rural Wisdom community worker in Moray I recently had the opportunity to attend the first Ageing Research Network meeting at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. This was a well attended and interesting day. I was asked to contribute with my experience of the third sector. Initially I explained that I could only…

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…

We are recruiting!

Project Worker – North TeamMaternity Cover from early September  Part-time: 20 hours each weekAnnual salary: £10,000 (pro rata on £20,000)  Closing date: Noon, Monday 29th July 2019 We are recruiting maternity cover for our Project Worker to support the work we do over several projects: Support Choices in rural parts of Perth and Kinross and Rural…

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…