Over the last year we have begun to explore our rich cultural history to learn the timeless arts and crafts that have evolved over thousands of years to use nature's resources in sustainable and creative ways. So far we have worked with willow to make baskets and had a pole lathe demonstration, as well as having some travelling art for a visit. From Pictish stones to the Brahan Seer, George Bain to Hugh Miller, we have a rich artistic, literary and prophetic history to explore for inspiration on how to respond to the cultural shift ahead. It’s time to start thinking about what we want to do this year so any suggestions or contributions are most welcome.


Making baskets in Culbokie with the finished artilces displayed outside

The pole lathe in  operation at Culbokie Community garden.

 The Conch sound studio, a travelling art project that visited the Black Isle to get local opinions on climate change and the challenges ahead.

 Some transition graphics inspired by the pictish and celtic history of Eilean Dubh.

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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.