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Community Connections is a new project that is based in two rural areas in Scotland:
– Eaglesham and Waterfoot in East Renfrewshire
– Brechin, Edzell and the Northern Glens in North Angus

It works towards improving social connections, information and communication for people living in and around these areas.

Our Community Workers will bring together groups, activities and services that are used by the whole community, particularly older people and people who may feel isolated or disconnected from their community. In North Angus, we are also working alongside groups and services that support people living with dementia.

The project was developed from what we heard from local people through Stage 1 of our Rural Wisdom project. You can find out more about Rural Wisdom by visiting the website.

What are we doing?

We are working alongside local people and community groups building on the good things that are already happening in these two areas. Together we will:

  • Strengthen social connections and create opportunities for people to get together and meet others.
  • Improve information about the activities that community groups and services provide.
  • Provide events and other opportunities for local groups to support and learn from each other.
  • Support the community and local groups to become more sustainable so they can continue to benefit local people in the future.
What difference does it make?

People will feel better connected to their community.  They will know what opportunities are available to them in their local area and will know how best to get there.  There will be increased opportunities for people to gather together, chat, share information and hopefully even resources.

Sharing what we’re learning

We will provide opportunities for people and groups in East Renfrewshire and North Angus to connect with each other to share what’s working, test out ideas and offer support. We can do this in a variety of ways including coffee mornings, exchange visits, information sessions and training.    

Get in touch

If you live or work in East Renfrewshire and would like to find out more, please contact:
Liz Highet
Community Worker
/ 07843974967

If you live or work in North Angus  and would like to find out more, please contact:
Derek Harper
Community Worker 07511 158292

You can also keep up with our work and events on our Facebook page:


Community Connections has been funded by the Greater Renfrewshire & Inverclyde LEADER programme through The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

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