Rural Housing Conference 2020 at Birnam Arts and Conference Centre

by Fi Thomson, Rural Wisdom Community Worker, Moray Housing in Rural Scotland is a complex problem. Key issues such as land ownership, demographics and depopulation, holiday houses and tourism, rural enterprise and affordability were all discussed at this conference in the lovely surroundings in Birnam.   The attendees included journalist and broadcaster, Lesley Riddoch whose talk was aptly named ‘Not Doomed…

Change is coming… Scottish Rural Action Conference

By: Joan Megson, Community Activist Change is coming. How should Scotland’s rural communities, businesses, organisations and people respond? I went to the Scottish Rural Action Conference to find out more. The location of the conference, the Lanark World Heritage Centre set the tone of what we were to focus on well. The questions posed were;…

Rural Wisdom Evaluation Key findings, January 2020

The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI) are the appointed evaluation partners of the Rural Wisdom project. Following their visits and research, they have now published their key findings fo far, along with a number of case studies that highlight the varied and interesting work of the project: Rural Wisdom Evaluation Key findings, January 2020…

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…