Transition Black Isle

Transition Black Isle’s aim is to bring people together to face up to the challenges of climate change and resource depletion and to take practical local action now, rather than wait for top-down government action. Founded in 2009, TBI was inspired by nearby Transition Town Forres and is closely linked to the global Transition Network. They have around 140 members across the dispersed population of 10,000 spread across the small towns and villages of the Black Isle. Transition Black Isle has initiated a number of projects covering food, energy and transport. To encourage and enable a local food economy, they have set up two regular community markets, published a local food growing guide, set up allotments and community gardens and run regular skills training sessions and a very popular potato and apple days. They support households to reduce their home energy consumption and have been working in partnership to set up a community owned windfarm.

Mission/objectives: 
Developing a self-reliant community; reducing climate impacts; enhancing community cohesion
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City/Region: 
Black Isle, Inverness
Start/end year: 
2009
Members (number): 
107