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Transition Black Isle is part of the worldwide Transition movement, and we see our role as helping Black Isle communities thrive in the face of climate change and disruption to global resources.  Our activities include encouraging non-car travel, promoting energy saving measures, running community markets, supporting local food producers as well as helping people to grow more of their own food and to make their own compost.

As a partner in the Highland Community Waste Partnership, TBI is actively working with the community to reduce waste and consumption and increase reuse, repair and recycling.

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Important Place Plan public meetings to discuss the priorities laid down by the community and how we can begin to address them.

Saturday 3 June   
10.00 - 12.30   Findon Hall  Culbokie
  3.00 -  5.30    Fortrose Free Church

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Rob Hopkins visits Transition London April 23

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 a very popular seed potato sale in early March.

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The Black Isle Larder website replaces an earlier 'Your Local Larder' booklet which had become out of date.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

Rob Hopkins visits Transition London April 23

The recent Transition Together ‘Transform Our Future’ regional gathering in London was a delightful affirmation of the power of community activism  -  Rob Hopkins.

During the Transition gathering timed to coincide with the XR 'The Big One' demonstrations and the celebration of Earth Day on 22 April 2023, Rob Hopkins, joint founder of the Transition movement in 2006 in Totnes, Devon, made an extended four-day tour of Transition and kindred groups in London.  He found an amazing variety of enthusiastic local groups running community gardens, local food schemes, repair cafes, reuse and swap shops, conservation projects and more, and shared numerous healthy communal meals.

This is what he wrote about the groups and individuals he met and the work they are doing.

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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.