Scottish Borders

About Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders is in the South East of Scotland. It has small towns and large rural and remote areas.

People in Borders asked if they could be one of the Rural Wisdom Stage 2 areas so at the end of November 2018 with support from Borders Care Voice we held a Get Together in the MacArts Centre in Galashiels to start planning for Rural Wisdom in the Scottish Borders. 

We talked about what we have been hearing from people during stage 1, it was thought much of this rings true for the Borders also.  We  also talked about solutions to challenges that people here are finding which could be shared with other places and how Rural Wisdom can complement and support activities and planned developments in Borders. More information can be found here in ourGet Together report.

For the next 6-9 months we want to hear from and talk to different groups, communities and people in Borders who have an interest in making communities better for older people as we know there are lots of good things happening in the Borders.  In the summer of 2019 we will review what we have heard and decide how Rural Wisdom can work in Borders.

Please invite us along to groups, meetings, events or anything you think will help us speak to the right people.

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For more information, please contact Borders community worker, Christine Ryder on 07921265515 or by emailing: