Rural Themes

Sharing good practice

The following resources offer a chance to share good practice from the many projects Rural Wisdom has been involved in across Scotland and Wales since 2017. The discussion points, ideas and actions detailed in these resources are intended to inspire and educate people to take action and make improvements in their own communities across the UK.

Community Transport

Transport has been raised as an issue in every community we have met throughout our Rural Wisdom journey. We have met with community transport organisations throughout Scotland and Wales, exploring the challenges and solutions. We've come across brilliant projects, like Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations (PACTO), who are developing new, innovative transport solutions. This short video shares some of our transport highlights. 

Climate Change

Rural Communities across Scotland, Wales and beyond are leading the way in tackling the climate crisis. This video highlights the approach taken by local people and community organisations in Moray, supported by Rural Wisdom.


Social Action

Rural Wisdom supports people to get involved in improving their communities for themselves and others. We took time to listen to local people and understand the challenges and strengths of each community. We were able to bring people together to have different types of conversations by taking different approaches. From tea and cakes to national policies - this clip shares come of the ways we supported local people to use their voice and take action.

Getting people involved

Click the link below to access our tips booklet aimed at getting people involved with your local community. 

Sharing ideas

Click the links below to find out more about the conversations we had at local events with our partners as well as participants and contributors in each of these communities. These meetings took place in areas out-with the more localised areas of impact in communities which could still make an important contribution to the work of Rural Wisdom providing a further opportunity for shared learning. 

Additional resources available highlighting Rural Wisdom's key achievements and for the media

Screenshot of group of people on video conference