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New Older Persons Hub in Brechin – Starting the discussion

We were pleased to welcome six hardy but willing folk to our open event yesterday to discuss the possibility of taking forward the idea around developing a Hub for Older People in Brechin at the glorious Brechin Cathedral Hall. Discussions over a cuppy identified more groups operating than we thought all over different areas of…

"Imagine your community is a garden"

“The Potting Shed” – Digging for views & planting ideas in North Angus

Over our first six months working in North Angus, we have been out and about chatting to as many local residents as possible, along with community group co-ordinators and volunteers to gather a sense of the issues that older people feel are important to them, what support will help them live independently to continue to…

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…

Your Budget, Your Choice in Brechin

Our North Angus Rural Wisdom Development Worker, Shona, was at the “Your Budget, Your Choice” event at Brechin City Hall on Saturday 21st October. This was a lively event which resulted in 380 visitors voting for their preferred community activity who all submitted funding applications to the pot of £20K. Whilst our application for ‘Older…

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Visioning for Change in Brechin

A small but enthusiastic group of local community organisers came along to the first of our ‘Visioning for Change’ events at the Inglis Memorial Hall in Brechin recently.  This provided myself (Shona) and Nicky, as Rural Wisdom Development Workers for the area, the opportunity to feedback what we heard from older people over the summer…

Event: Rural Wisdom – A Vision for Change (Edzell)

Please come to a workshop to explore what needs to change in North Angus and how we’ll know! We’ll be at the Lesser Hall, Inglis Memorial Hall, Edzell on Thursday 21st September, 4pm until 7pm and there will be refreshments available. This workshop is for people who are already involved, or are interested in being…

A day out at the Dementia Fayre

Alzheimer Scotland and Angus Health & Social Care Partnership graciously hosted the Dementia Fayre at Brechin Community Campus on Tuesday 30th May, one of a series of Dementia Fayres being held around the Angus area as part of Dementia Awareness Week.  We enjoyed having conversations with different people throughout the day, which highlighted the need for more…

We’re recruiting! (Scotland)

Having just launched our new Rural Wisdom project, we’re looking 2 part-time Development Workers in Scotland who will each focus in a local area (Aberfeldy and surrounding areas / North Angus incl. Brechin, Edzell and Northern Glens). Download job description: Rural Wisdom Development Workers Job Description Apply Send applications to alice@otbds.org by Monday 27th Feb (5pm)  [note…