The Seer Stone, Avoch to Fortrose railway line path - Julian Paren

A Youthful View of the Black Isle

Julian Paren has drawn attention to this illustrated account of perceptions of the Black Isle from Glasgow, and from the point of view of a young person living here.


Transition Black Isle is part of an international network of Transition communities working towards making the lives of their members more satisfying and sustainable in the face of resource depletion and climate change.

It's easy to think "What can we as individuals do in this situation when governments and corporations seem unwilling to put the well-being of the world before their selfish interests?"

But if we work together in communities on a local scale, we find it is possible to take positive, practical steps towards building a thriving Black Isle and world, and once we get involved we find how satisfying and rewarding this can be.

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Community Markets

There is a Community Market nearly every week in a different village on the Black Isle, selling local produce and crafts and offering the opportunity of a chat over refreshments provided to raise funds for local groups or charities.

Food and Growing

TBI has produced a comprehensive Growing Guide (still available) for the north of Scotland, run several series of 'Grow North' workshops on a range of growing topics, and bought an apple press, which is very popular for juice making in the autumn.  

Black Isle Larder

The Black Isle Larder website replaces an earlier 'Your Local Larder' booklet which had become out of date.  It provides up to date information both to local people and visitors about Black Isle producers and suppliers offering food and drink largely sourced here.  

Travel and Tourism

TBI's Million Miles project reduced car use significantly, and we continue to encourage public transport and cycling, with an associated bike hire business and publication of an Active Travel map and guides to Black Isle cycle routes.

Plastics and waste

With pollution from single-use plastics a top cause of environmental concern, a group has been set up within TBI to exchange ideas and information on the issue and ultimately to change the attitudes and actions of people and businesses on the Black Isle.

Potato Day

In March each year TBI's most popular event offers gardeners the opportunity to select their seed potatoes from around 70 different varieties at a fixed price per tuber.  Add onion setts, all day refreshments, variety and growing information and advice and a seed swap stall, and it's no wonder it draws the crowds.


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Forthcoming Events…

Saturday 7 December
10:30 Culbokie Woods Christmas work party
NA      Logie Steading Christmas Market
10:00 Fortrose Community Market
Sunday 8 December
NA      Logie Steading Christmas Market
Monday 9 December
NA      Moray College Human Rights Festival 2019 Postponed
Tuesday 10 December
18:30 Extinction Rebellion Election Hustings Inverness
Thursday 12 December
NA      Culbokie Panto 7.30 Findon Hall
Friday 13 December
NA      Culbokie Panto 7.30 Findon Hall

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We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.