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Scottish Government Resilient Communities workshops

15 March 2023

Starts: 19:00
Ends: 20:30

Wednesday 15 March   7.00 - 8.30   online


• 1st March 2023 between 14:00 and 16:30 (including a break)
15th March 2023 between 19:00 and 20:30 (abridged content from the previous workshop, no break)

What can community groups, responders and policy makers learn from each other on community resilience, to improve outcomes from emergency situations and increase our collective resilience?

The Scottish Government’s Resilient Communities team are pleased to offer this series of online workshops to bring together a broad audience of people working on, or with an interest in, community resilience to emergencies to learn from live incidents from a community perspective, to share knowledge about what’s working well, and to consider the key priorities for empowering and enabling partnership working on community resilience in emergencies.

Booking for all workshops


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Centre for Alternative Technology Zero Carbon Britain course

15 March 2023

Starts: 09:30
Ends: 17:00

Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 March    online

Online Zero Carbon Britain course exploring climate solutions – the science says we must, the technology says we can, time to say we will!

Working with a range of local Councils, we have developed a two day, interactive, online course offering an in-depth look at CAT’s flagship research project, Zero Carbon Britain. Connect with a network of others working and studying in the field and explore the radical changes needed to rise to the climate challenge.

Duration: various sessions over two days

Start and finish times:
Day 1 – 09:30 (meeting open from 09:15) to 17:00 (offline task from 13.00 to 16.00)
Day 2 – 09:30 to 17:00

Includes: tuition, question and answer sessions, online course materials.

Fees: waged – £75; low waged/Concession price – £50

Special discount price for TBI members - £30.00
(email  info@transitionblackisle.org  to use this offer)

More information and booking  (get discount code first)

During this 2 day course you will explore all aspects of climate solutions and scenarios presented in the research. The Centre for Alternative Technology’s Zero Carbon Britain project offers the hard data and confidence required for visualising a future where we have risen to the demands of climate science. It helps to reduce fear and misunderstandings and open new, positive, solutions-focused conversations. The 2019 Report, Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency incorporates the very latest developments in science and technology to show that we can create a zero carbon Britain using only proven technology. 

Live lectures will cover a range of topics from renewable energy and energy efficiency to diets and land-use, looking at how these can work together to help us build a zero carbon future. Workshops will enable discussion and debate among participants on catalysing action across all areas of society. 



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BI Local Place Plan local consultation Resolis

15 March 2023

Starts: 15:30
Ends: 19:00

Wednesday 15 March  3.30 - 7.00  Resolis Memorial Hall

This is one of a series of drop-in consultations about the Black Isle Local Place Plan - Your opportunity to help create a Black Isle that we are proud to call home.  A Black Isle fit for future generations.


What do you want the Black Isle and your communities to be like in the future? What are the changes you would like to see?  What kind of voice do we want to have . .

Your answers will give you and your Community Councils real influence over the future of your community, because they will be the basis of the Black Isle Local Place Plan - a new feature of Scottish planning legislation that influences Council planning policy and public services.  To achieve that, the first stage is for you to tell us what really matters to your communities. Please drop in at one of the March events for a chat and a cuppa.

Read an article  about the Place Plan by Project Manager Becky Richmond.

Read more about Local Place Plans at  Environment / Planning


Full list of Community Engagement Events

Cromarty - Monday 13th March, 3.30 - 7.30pm, West Church Hall
Resolis - Wednesday 15th March, 3.30 - 7.00pm, Resolis Hall
Ferintosh - Thursday 16th March, 3.00 - 8.00pm, Findon Hall, Culbokie
Knockbain - Wednesday 22nd March, 4.30 - 6.30pm, Munlochy Hall.
Knockbain - North Kessock - TBC (keep an eye out for flyers and posters)
Avoch and Killen - Tuesday 28th March, 3.00 - 7.00pm, Church of Scotland Church Hall
Killearnan - Wednesday 29th March, 3.30 - 7.30pm, Killearnan Church Hall
Fortrose & Rosemarkie - Thursday 30th March, 3.30 - 6.30pm, Gordon Memorial Hall, Rosemarkie

View and download events poster

If you can’t make the event in your local area, you will be warmly welcomed at any of the events across the Black Isle. 

For further information please contact either Becky Richmond becky@blackislestud.co.uk  or Nick Wright nick@nickwrightplanning.co.uk

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.