Other Transition Groups

January 2023

Transition Town Forres and Moray Waste Busters

A recent email newsletter has renewed our contact with Transition Town Forres, who contributed to the original setting-up of TBI.  The newsletter is advertising three TTF events next week - a Climate Cafe on the subject of home heading and insulation on Thursday, a Games Night on Friday and a Repair Cafe on Saturday.

All of these will take place at premises they call the 'Environmental Education and Healthy Living Centre' on the site of their Community Garden at Bogton Road in Forres.  They describe the centre as 

'a vibrant hub where people can share and exchange information, resources, encouragement and smiles.  We have courses, talks, film screenings and discussions around topics like cooking, nutrition, gardening, vermiculture and composting.'

There are suggestions from time to time that TBI would gain greater visibility from having premises of some kind as a base for similar activities and the storage space required for a 'swap shop'; but realising such a concept is obviously more complicated in a rural area with scattered centres of population, like the Black Isle, than in a compact small town like Forres.

Read the TTF newsletter             TTF website  https://ttforres.scot/

Moray Waste Busters

TBI is mentioned on the website, with a link to ours, as one of TTF's 'Friends and Partners', and another entry in the list reminded us about a splendid organisation called Moray Waste Busters.

The Waste Busters website refers to their origins

Moray Waste Busters was originally set up in 2002 as a food recycling/wormery/compost making site.  That's why we still have polytunnels. We sold compost bins and wormcast made from food waste collected from local hotels.  The worm turned though when we noticed how much good, reusable items were being thrown out in the adjoining recycling centre.  Since then we’ve grown into a thriving social enterprise.

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Sustaining Dunbar

Dunbar and District 'What if? Network'
Community Learning Exchange event
Tuesday 15th December 2020

Sustaining Dunbar have collated the presentation and other links and information from this event into a page in Notion here.  This included a link to a summary of the interesting ideas of Norwegian economist and climate psychologist Per Espen Stoknes, and a video of one of his talks.



August 2020

Growing your own in Shetland - Transition Turriefield

Welcome to Transition Turriefield, we grow all sorts of fruit and vegetables. You will find us in Sandness, a small community on the very edge of the far west mainland of Shetland.

Here at Turriefield we are passionate about local food. We want as many folk as possible in Shetland to be able to access healthy, fresh, chemical free produce. Having a small carbon footprint for our produce is also important, so we use growing methods that have as little negative environmental impact as possible.

Turriefield Sandness Shetland  ZE2 9PL

01595 870272   turriefield@btinternet.com

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Transition University of St Andrews

Transition St Andrews came to our attention in October 2014 when Anne Thomas went to their two-day Transition Roadshow, which included a talk by Transition co-founder Rob Hopkins.  A quick look at their website shows them to be engaged in activities similar to some of TBI's, with bike maintenance classes in May, a report on one member's first experience of an electric car, and a whole section of the site devoted to re-using and re-economy, including training in repair skills.

Check out Transition St Andrews at  http://www.transitionsta.org .

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Forthcoming Events…

Saturday 4 February
13:00 Black Isle Repair Cafe North Kessock
17:30 Transition Town Forres - Imbolc fundraising event
18:30 Knocknagael Growing Group Ceilidh
Monday 6 February
19:30 RCA Fergus McCreadie Trio at Resolis
Wednesday 8 February
14:00 Black Isle Men's Shed AGM
Thursday 9 February
10:00 Allangrange gardening workshop - Fruit tree pruning
Saturday 11 February
NA      Cromarty Community Market
Saturday 18 February
10:00 Culbokie Community Market

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