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…

Event: Vision for Change (Highland Perthshire)

We are running these events in all of our key Rural Wisdom areas with the aim to review what’s happening and look ahead. We are welcoming businesses, community groups and volunteers in Highland Perthshire which are supporting older people – the events will give a great opportunity to discuss and plan together. We’ll be looking…

Event: Meet Rural Wisdom at the Food and Friendship lunch, Aberdfeldy

Meet Jill from the Rural Wisdom project at Aberfeldy Parish Church on Taybridge Road on Thursday 19th October from 12noon – 2pm. This annual Marketplace event is an opportunity for local people to meet organisations offering support around issues of poverty and to meet new people over lunch. Jill would love to talk to you…

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Free bus travel – what are your views?

The Scottish Government is consulting on free bus travel for older and disabled people. They want to ensure the longer-term sustainability of the current scheme and are looking in to different options for how to do this in the future and the population of older people increases in Scotland. Its important for them to gather…

luminate programme

Scotland’s creative ageing festival – what’s on in your area?

We’re excited to see the programme for ‘Luminate Scotland‘ – Scotland’s innovative festival which celebrates and showcases creative activities aimed at older people. The festival kicks off in October so its right around the corner with loads of exciting events from ‘celebrate your feet’ art workshops to dramatic language learning to a host of dance…

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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…

Taking risks in rural areas – getting access to the support people want

This is a summary of a discussion which was had at the Rural Wisdom Get-together in Galasheils in August on the need for positive risk-taking to allow people living in rural areas to get access to the support they want.  We are hearing about people living in rural areas who feel that other people are making…

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…