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PAs and self employment

The Creative Care and Support: Pitlochry project partners quickly became aware that many of the people living in Pitlochry are self-employed or interested in setting up as self-employed. This was difficult to combine with the requirement for PA support in the area. Therefore, in December 2013, […]

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Funding process

IRISS made a seed fund £10,000 available for the ideas generated in the workshops during Creative care and support: Pitlochry to allow for the new initiatives to be tested. The project partners believed that a crucial element in supporting the development of new ideas is to fund local […]

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Pitlochry and its people

The town of Pitlochry sits within the picturesque highland area of Perthshire and is a popular tourist destination particularly with anglers and hillwalkers. Its population is around 2500 people, of whom many are of a pensionable age. 34% of the population is 65 years or older, […]

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IRISS’s project partners

The partners IRISS worked with to deliver the project were: Service Design Masters students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Service design is a relatively new field, which seeks to engage users more actively in the creative process. Business, third sector and […]

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Herbalist service

Name: Leila Maine Proposed idea: Herbalist services Start-up funding received: £745 Project start date: October 2014 Sustainability measures: There will be a charge for all classes, to cover materials and secure the project as an on-going business. Leila on the background to her idea: I already […]

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Sensory and community garden

Name: Ian and Anne Walker of The Atholl Centre Proposed development: Community Sensory Garden Start-up funding received: £4202 Project start date: October 2014 Sustainability measures: The project is set within an existing community hub and will use both internal and volunteering resources to ensure sustainability. Ian […]

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Befriending

Name: Gillian Gilchrist Proposed development: A befriending service for the town Start-up funding received: £1464 Project start date: October 2014 Sustainability measures: The business will be charging for its services by the hour. Gillian on background to her idea: With Heartland Befriending I seek to find ways […]

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