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PODCAST: How villagers are working together in Ardersier to combat poverty

Elizabeth Chemonges in Ardersier.
Elizabeth Chemonges in Ardersier.

Our series of summer podcasts around the Highlands with local government reporter Susy Macaulay continues in Ardersier.

She has been out and about to find out what life is like for residents in small communities across the region.

It’s no secret that times are hard for many, and the roll out of Universal Credit has made things far harder for those on benefit, trapping families in a spiral of debt and depression, and leaving children to go hungry.

PODCAST: The tiny Highland village that is being overwhelmed by Harry Potter fans on a daily basis

The picturesque village of Ardersier on the Moray Firth isn’t immune to poverty as Susy discovered.

In this podcast she hears from public-spirited Elizabeth Chemonges, who runs a Facebook group which discreetly helps feed and clothe needy neighbours.

This is the fifth in a series of podcasts from across the Highlands. Keep an eye on our website for the next episode.

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