Gardeners - Help is at hand!

24 March 2018

Some of you will be familiar with the excellent TBI Growing Guide, written with special reference to growing conditions in the north of Scotland by local expert Sheila Wickens and other contributors.  The printed version is still available from the TBI stall at community markets and other events, or by contacting Anne Thomas at  The guide is also available to view in the document library on the TBI website, but until now has perhaps not been easy to find.  It has now been given a dedicated page under the Food & Growing tab, with direct links both to the complete document and to the separate sections of the guide, as downloadable .PDF files.

Also under Food & Growing is a page called  Other Growing Groups and courses, which among other things includes details of a garden planning application and lots of general gardening information offered by; information about the GROW Observatory, a European project dedicated to promoting  "a movement of citizens generating, sharing and using information on growing and the land"; and reports on the activities of Muir of Ord growing group MOO Food.

There is also information about Grow North, TBI's series of practical teaching workshops on a range of growing-related topics, about Dingwall Food Assembly (online food market) and the website showcasing Black Isle food producers and suppliers, and lots of mouth-watering recipes - a complete Garden of Delights on the Food & Growing pages!


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.