Partner reflections

The project partners were asked to reflect on the project by following the guiding questions below. We sought to get the most candid answers possible, so to protect the identity of each partner the quotes below are listed in no particular order, and with no […]

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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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