Welcome to a world in Transition 

LOCAL people are coming together, taking positive, practical steps to tackle the biggest challenges we face and creating a resilient Black Isle.

Strong, vibrant communities will find themselves in much better fettle to move forward in the face of two intertwined facts which will shape the future for all of us.

Our way of life is largely powered by fossil fuels like oil and coal. Supplies are being used up fast. Many experts believe oil production has already peaked. What is certain is that reserves are finite.  And with demand outstripping supply worldwide, prices are going to soar sky high.

Practically all aspects of the lifestyle we take for granted depend on oil. Food, heating, transport, agriculture, hospitals, medicines; modern western society revolves around the assumption that we have - and will continue to have - plentiful supplies of cheap fossil fuels.

Climate change is happening. The vast majority of the world’s scientists agree that if we continue to burn fossil fuels at current rates the results look likely to be catastrophic for all life on the planet.

Looking these issues squarely in the face it becomes clear we must adapt and change the way we live. Getting people involved in making our communities resilient and helping smooth the journey to becoming a low carbon society is what Transition Black Isle is all about.

The good news is it's not about doom and gloom at all. Living more locally is more fulfilling, more rewarding and ultimately a lot more fun than running around like a headless chicken without barely time to think, let alone get to know our neighbours.

We are actively developing practical projects to promote:

  • local food
  • local trade
  • renewable energy
  • better, safer and cleaner transport
  • strong communities
  • a healthy environment
  • a rich productive landscape
  • ... and a resilient Black Isle

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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.