Transition Black Isle is part of an international network of Transition communities working towards making the lives of their members more satisfying and sustainable in the face of resource depletion and climate change.
It's easy to think "What can we as individuals do in this situation when governments and corporations seem unwilling to put the well-being of the world before their selfish interests?"
But if we work together in communities on a local scale, we find it is possible to take positive, practical steps towards building a thriving Black Isle and world, and once we get invloved we find how satisfying and rewarding this can be.
There is a Community Market nearly every week in a different village on the Black Isle, selling local produce and crafts and offering the opportunity of a chat over refreshments provided to raise funds for local groups or charities.
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.
The Black Isle Larder website replaces an earlier 'Your Local Larder' booklet which had become out of date.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.
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.
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.
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.
- Saturday 25 May
- 11:30 BIHS Plant & Produce sale and Soup Lunch
- 10:00 North Kessock Community Market
- Sunday 26 May
- 12:00 MOO(N) Zero Waste Market Muir of Ord
- Saturday 1 June
- 10:00 Fortrose Community Market
- Saturday 8 June
- 11:00 Cromarty Community Market
- Sunday 9 June
- 11:00 Highland Garden Fest Inverness
- Wednesday 12 June
- NA Walking Cycling Connecting Communities National Active Travel Conference Edinburgh
- Saturday 15 June
- 10:00 Culbokie Community Market
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