Welcome to Ruskie Rural WRI Website
Ruskie Rural was started in 1926 in the small hamlet of Ruskie. The hall where the meetings are held used to be the local school. A few years ago Mrs Graham of Rednock gifted the school to the rural. The members and visitors enjoy the atmosphere of Ruskie with its coal fire and cheery welcome. A few of its older members are past pupils of the school, so it holds a lot of memories for them.
The rural is going from strength to strength and at the moment has 32 members from a very wide area. Our meetings start at 7.30pm and are held on the second Tuesday of the month from September through to May. Over the year we have a varied and interesting syllabus, something to suit everyone. Visitors are always welcome and can be assured of a very good supper.
Ruskie is in the Carse Of Stirling Group. The other institutes in the group are Cambusbarron, Gargunnock, Gartmore and Thornhill.
Ruskie Rural is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun – why not come along and join us.
Charity Number: SC027091
The Ruskie Burn
The Ruskie burn wimples doon
Frae Ruskie loch sae bonny,
Doon through the muir where heather blooms;
It can’t be matched wi’ ony.
It leaves the whinny muir ahint
Through fields o’ waving corn,
Past Rednock Mill’s deserted wa’s
Noo standin’ sae forlorn.
Richt doon the brae into the wood
Sae cool on a summer’s day.
Where mony a weary fisherman
Has rested on his way.
It winds its way through whin and brier,
Tho’ mony a shady nook,
And the birdies singin’ in the trees
Keep time wi’ this happy brook.
Doon through the meadows’ flowery banks
Where the water-hens abide
And there the bonnie broom and whin
Are growin’ side by side.
And underneath auld Ruskie Brig
And ower the waterfall
Where in the long clear summer nicht
The water oozel calls.
It rushes on doon through the glen
Past Hogwood’s auld meal mill
Where farmers used tae grind their corn
But noo it’s standing’ still.
It wends its way doon tae the Tarr
And there it tak’s the turn
And on until it’s lost tae view
Intae the Goodie Burn
By M. Goodwin
Ruskie Rural members and friends enjoyed "Afternoon Tea" at the Roman Camp Hotel, Callander.- 12th July 2012