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Introduction to Seed Saving in Scotland SOLD OUT

20 February 2021

Starts: 11:00
Ends: 14:00

Saturdays  23 January & 20 February   11.00 - 2.00     online

The Gaia Foundation  Seed production training courses for 2021 

With the Seed Sovereignty programme planning for another 3 years, an ambitious seed training programme will be rolled out in Scotland over two years.  These courses aim to train seed savers in Scotland to a professional level.  The focus is primarilly on vegetable seeds and specifically for Scottish growing conditions.

More information      This event is now sold out.  The course will be repeated later in the year.

The Gaia Foundation is passionate about regenerating cultural and biological diversity, and restoring a respectful relationship with the Earth. Together with long-term partners in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe, we work with local communities to secure land, seed, food and water sovereignty. By reviving indigenous knowledge and protecting sacred natural sites, local self-governance is strengthened. This enables communities to become more resilient to climate change and the industrial processes which have caused the many crises we now face. 

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Scotland's Climate Assembly weekend five

20 February 2021

Weekend Five of Scotland's Climate Assembly takes place this weekend on the 20th and 21st February.

Members will hear a small amount of new evidence this weekend, but will spend most of their time in discussion and review.

New evidence: On Saturday afternoon, Members will hear Chris Stark of the Climate Change Committee speak on ambition and costs.  On Sunday morning, they will hear a review of the recent government Climate Change Plan update.

Review: Looking back over the previous weekends, Members will have another opportunity to question a 'carousel' of experts on a multitude of topics.  They will do this in their discussion groups, within the same streams as Weekends 3 and 4.  A final task will be to discuss and agree on the Assembly's decision-making process.  The remainder of the weekend will be spent in deliberation. 

Explore the Evidence:  Videos go live throughout the weekend

The evidence so far presented to the Assembly is all available to watch on our website and YouTube channel.  Videos from this weekend's meeting will go live on our YouTube channel throughout the weekend.

You'll also find the links on our Twitter and Facebook pages. 

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Transition Scotland - 'Planning for the Future' online meeting

20 February 2021

Starts: 10:00
Ends: 12:00

Saturday 20 February 2021       10.00 - 12.00

Interested in becoming more involved in Transition Scotland on a national, regional, or local level?   Join other community led climate activists for this Transition Scotland: Planning for the Future  online meeting.

Informed by our collective Visioning on 9th January, we'll:

  • take stock of where Transition Scotland is as an organisation;
  • define our priorities and working areas for the year ahead; and
  • dream up some exciting juicy projects

... that keep us inspired and motivated to support Transition initiatives and other community climate action groups in Scotland.

Book: https://ts20feb.eventbrite.co.uk

Draft timetable

10.00 Welcome and check in
10.15 Small group reflection on vision and areas of focus
10.45 Strategy brainstorm for year ahead
11.15 Forming individual and collective priorities and actions - who's doing what?
11.45 Reflections and check out.

We shall also use the time to reflect on how we can best engage with the mega "What Next?" Summit planned for 3 - 20 March being coordinated by Transition Bounce Forward with CNTRLshift.

Transition Scotland Gathering in St. Andrews


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.