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…

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…

Eco Heroes & an Intergenerational Community Soup in Flintshire

Written by Shereen Devine You might remember earlier this year, Kath from the allotment group joined me to plant pumpkins with the Eco-Hero group from Ysgol Dwerenfa. We chose to plant pumpkins as we thought it would be a good idea to have a Community Pumpkin Soup event at the end of autumn. We began…

Rural Wisdom in Angus – An Update

Brechin Information Hub A small group of people from Brechin have recently been talking about providing a public information hub in Brechin, aware that – as digital technology increasingly takes over – some older people can feel left behind and unsure of how/where to access information. The group hoped to address this inequality by providing…

Rural Wisdom in Scotland – One Year On

Rural Wisdom is working with communities in Scotland and Wales to create opportunities for older people to shape their community. Our aim is make communities work better for older people and the other people who live there. These are the outcomes we want to achieve: More older people, and a more diverse range of older…

Time To Connect – Connecting Care Homes and Rural Communities

Time to Connect is a partnership project by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and Timebanking UK (TBUK), which aims to improve the lives of older people and people with learning disabilities who live in care. Below Carol Robinson from NDTI shares some fantastic examples of links between care homes and the community in rural places….