Newsletters - BITT, FCC and BIP hot on the heels of CCT - and Cromarty Live and CAT join the list

22 February 2021

Black Isle Tourism Team
's first newsletter of 2021 reports a change at the top as Becky Richmond takes over  from Jon Palmer as Chair, and a variety of links and meetings with other tourism bodies and Scottish Ministers.  At short notice Julian Paren has written an informative piece about the Black Isle for a new Highland tourism website, the IMF local development plan and the Avoch to Drumderfit Active Travel Link are covered, and Becky writes about 'adapting to the new normal' in extending her business by offering sites for a small number of campervans.

Eilidh Richmond edits a belated (as she admits) New Year issue of Ferintosh Community Council's 'Noticeboard', as imaginatively presented as usual.  This issue features a radio play 'When the Wind Blows'  produced by Culbokie Players as an alternative to the usual Christmas panto, and includes interviews with members of the cast.

“When the Wind Blows” can be downloaded from .  Whilst the recording is free to download, they have set up a donation link to raise funds for Befrienders Highland.  

For the Black Isle Partnership, Asia Cielecka presents the first 2021 issue of their bulletin with a new format and a new logo, and featuring an interview with Interview with Sarah MacDonald-Taylor, the Treasurer of Avoch & Killen Community Council and co-ordinator of the Avoch Sharing Shed and rescuer of stranded dolphins.  There is news of a 'Kickstart' scheme co-ordinating opportunities for young people, an article by Julian Paren about the proposed Avoch to Munlochy Active Travel Link, and lots more useful information.

For Culbokie Community Trust, their latest newsletter amply lives up to the promise from Chairman Richard Fyfe, when he writes

"This month sees a mammoth newsletter crammed with useful information which I would commend to you all"

Cromarty  Live
Spring is Upon Us - It's been a rollercoaster of a month: from snow, to sledging, to -12 degrees Celsius, to bright sunshine, snowdrops, and birdsong... dare we say it, spring is here? 

Here's a round-up of what has been happening — and what is to come — in our little town.

In their March newsletter Cromarty Arts Trust announce a virtual Ukulele weekend on 20 & 21 March, and revised dates for several of their craft workshops.

The latest and previous issues of all these newsletters and other regular publications are available at any time as items on the  News  menu.


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.