Over the last year we have begun to explore our rich cultural history to learn the timeless arts and crafts that have evolved over thousands of years to use nature's resources in sustainable and creative ways. So far we have worked with willow to make baskets and had a pole lathe demonstration, as well as having some travelling art for a visit. From Pictish stones to the Brahan Seer, George Bain to Hugh Miller, we have a rich artistic, literary and prophetic history to explore for inspiration on how to respond to the cultural shift ahead. It’s time to start thinking about what we want to do this year so any suggestions or contributions are most welcome.


Making baskets in Culbokie with the finished artilces displayed outside

The pole lathe in  operation at Culbokie Community garden.

 The Conch sound studio, a travelling art project that visited the Black Isle to get local opinions on climate change and the challenges ahead.

 Some transition graphics inspired by the pictish and celtic history of Eilean Dubh.

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Forthcoming Events…

Thursday 19 September
09:00 Ross-Shire Voluntary Action Open Morning Dingwall
Friday 20 September
12:00 Inverness Lunchtime for Climate
Saturday 21 September
NA      SCCAN - European Sustainable Communities Day
10:00 Culbokie Community Market
Friday 27 September
12:00 Inverness Lunchtime for Climate
NA      TBI 10th Anniversary Ceilidh Resolis Hall 7.00 - 11.00
Saturday 28 September
10:00 North Kessock Community Market
Sunday 29 September
12:00 MOO(N) Zero Waste Market Muir of Ord

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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.