Scottish Borders Transport – Transport & Medical Appointments

The final area we looked at during the event in Duns was issues around transport to and from medical appointments.   Issues raised Travel time and/or access to transport is not taken into account when appointments are being scheduled. It also feels like those who are making the appointments have limited local knowledge of how…

Support Choices Event: How Does Highland Perthshire Care?

Support Choices is a project that helps people living in Perth and Kinross get the social care and support that they need. One of the things we have been doing is getting people together to talk about are and share information. On Friday 23 August, the Support Choices team for Highland Perthshire hosted ‘How Does…

Out and About in the Scottish Borders

Hello, Christine here and I will be working on Rural Wisdom in the Scottish Borders. Rural Wisdom is a 5 year community development and shared learning project that explores the impact of community-based activities that are led by older people living in rural areas in both Scotland & Wales. It has been designed to benefit…

Handy Hints and Tips for avoiding Scams and Financial Harm

 In December 2018, the Brechin Information Hub received a visit from two members of the Trading Standards team at Angus Council who gave people some information around protection from scams and financial harm and how to reduce door to door cold calling and nuisance phone calls. North Angus Rural Wisdom Community Worker, Shona has produced…

Milford What’s On – The Power of Community (Information)

by Rachel Evans, Milford When Rural Wisdom and NDTI first got together with the people of Milford, a major theme that emerged from our conversations was communication. It seemed that there were lots of folk in the town missing out on information about things to do, places to go and people to meet – we reckoned…

Getting started in North Wales

An August / September update from our Rural Wisdom Development Worker in Flintshire – Shereen Devine I have been working with the community of Leeswood & Pontblyddyn for two months. These are two small rural villages in Flintshire nestled between Wrexham, the largest town in North Wales, and the smaller market town of Mold. Although…

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…