Our Locality How Refreshing

Our Locality How Refreshing

When we first setup the ourlocality network we had global ambitions. This of course didn’t happen. What did happen though was gratifying all the same. After 5 years of operation, we are on our 3rd server and refreshed the site at least 3 times, with the latest...
The Ridge Network & Rebranding

The Ridge Network & Rebranding

The Ridge is a local community interest company with big ambitions. There’s a market gap locally in the provision of traditional and new rural skills. Training opportunities for the young and those who are not in employment are decidedly limited and difficult to...
All is revealed

All is revealed

In 2007 we launched a green rewards programme on a shoe string budget, ie less than £50k. More than a just demonstration site, the rewards rogramme developed quite quickly and attracted a clutch of positive reviews and interested imitators. However it was not the...
Better Rural Buses

Better Rural Buses

We’ve just created an online survey tool to go alongside an initiative to improve rural bus infrastructure. Betterruralbuses.org.uk (now: https://ourlocality.org/betterruralbuses) was devised to list all stops in East Lothian and provide a way of gathering...
Ingredients to success

Ingredients to success

We’ve supported rather a lot of community projects, but the results are not always up to our usually high standards. So what are the ingredients of success? In a nutshell, some dedicated time, a plan, a desire to get it completed to a timescale and the freedom...

WordPress Training

Just got a freshly pressed WordPress website, but cannot get your developer to provide support for love nor money? (Some designers and developers are so darn good that they can be kept very busy) Or perhaps you underestimated how little time you would have to get to...