Looking from Urquhart towards Dingwall - Julian Paren
 

Transition Black Isle is about helping Black Isle communities thrive in the face of Climate Change.  We run community markets, we support local food and drink producers, we help people grow more food, we encourage non-car travel, support energy saving and promote reduction of single use plastics  - and much more.  If we in the Black Isle work together to manage more of our own resources, we can thrive despite whatever climate change and the end of fossil fuels throws our way.

All of us will be affected, all of us can do something for our lives and our children's lives.  How can we help each other?

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Highland Good Food Conversation

 

Tickets now on sale

HGFC have announced the dates of the online conference sessions - on five Monday afternoons in January and February 2021 - and tickets are now on sale.

The session dates are 11, 18 and 25 January, and 1 and 8 February, all from 1.00 to 5.00.

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View Black Isle gardens

It's time for Autumn colours in the garden - how about sending some more pictures?  There are full instructions on the page.

 

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.  

Climate change

We provide  information about the serious threat posed by climate change and the need to drastically reduce carbon emissions caused by our burning of fossil fuels.  We report on governments' climate change plans, on activists' climate protests and on 'Green New Deal' proposals for a more sustainable world.

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The Black Isle Larder website replaces an earlier 'Your Local Larder' booklet which had become out of date.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.

After Covid-19, the Climate

In this article, written shortly before the start of lockdown, Anne Orford, a professor of international law at the University of Melbourne, wonders whether our reaction to Covid-19 could teach us how to approach climate change. 

London Review of Books   17 March 2020


"By late last year, it seemed clear that decades of attempts to coax governments and business leaders into taking seriously the risks posed by the climate crisis were leading nowhere. Yet faced with the far more immediate threats posed by a global pandemic, states that for decades had been committed to neoliberal thinking have slowly begun to embrace such radically old-fashioned ideas as planning for the future, relying on scientific expertise, or calling on their constituents to make sacrifices in order to protect vulnerable members of society."

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2020/march/after-covid-19-the-climate
 

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Forthcoming Events…

Wednesday 28 October
NA      Ethical Consumer Week 2020
Thursday 29 October
NA      Ethical Consumer Week 2020
Friday 30 October
NA      Ethical Consumer Week 2020
Saturday 31 October
10:00 North Kessock Community Market CANCELLED
Thursday 5 November
10:00 2020 Cycling Scotland Conference
Saturday 7 November
10:00 Fortrose Community Market CANCELLED
Wednesday 11 November
17:30 SEDA Solar Seminar series - 2 Photo-electric Advancements
Saturday 14 November
11:00 Cromarty Community Market CANCELLED

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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.