Transition Town Forres and Moray Waste busters

14 January 2023

A recent email newsletter has renewed our contact with Transition Town Forres, who contributed to the original setting-up of TBI.  The newsletter is advertising three TTF events next week - a Climate Cafe on the subject of home heading and insulation on Thursday, a Games Night on Friday and a Repair Cafe on Saturday.

All of these will take place at premises they call the 'Environmental Education and Healthy Living Centre' on the site of their Community Garden at Bogton Road in Forres.  They describe the centre as 

'a vibrant hub where people can share and exchange information, resources, encouragement and smiles.  We have courses, talks, film screenings and discussions around topics like cooking, nutrition, gardening, vermiculture and composting.'

There are suggestions from time to time that TBI would gain greater visibility from having premises of some kind as a base for similar activities and the storage space required for a 'swap shop'; but realising such a concept is obviously more complicated in a rural area with scattered centres of population, like the Black Isle, than in a compact small town like Forres.

Read the TTF newsletter             TTF website

Moray Waste Busters

TBI is mentioned on the website, with a link to ours, as one of TTF's 'Friends and Partners', and another entry in the list reminded us about a splendid organisation called Moray Waste Busters.

The Waste Busters website refers to their origins

Moray Waste Busters was originally set up in 2002 as a food recycling/wormery/compost making site.  That's why we still have polytunnels. We sold compost bins and wormcast made from food waste collected from local hotels.  The worm turned though when we noticed how much good, reusable items were being thrown out in the adjoining recycling centre.  Since then we’ve grown into a thriving social enterprise.

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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.