Members of Transition Scotland will be at the forthcoming SCCAN gathering (see below) and we'll be running one of the afternoon workshops on the health of your organisation.
We are also having our own Transition Scotland mini gathering after the main event.
Transition Scotland gathering Feb 4th, Edinburgh
These are exciting times in Transition Scotland!
We plan to meet, celebrate all these things, and discuss many more after the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network gathering on February 4th in Edinburgh. We will gather outside the venue at 5pm and head to a nearby pub. Do come along if you can!
SCCAN Gathering - Feb 4th 2017, Edinburgh
The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) are having their Annual Gathering 9.30-4.30 on Saturday 4 February 2017, David Hume Tower*, George Sq, Edinburgh EH8 9JX.
Book at https://sccan4feb.eventbrite.co.uk
A day packed with inspirational talks and workshops with lots of space for you to share as well!
Highlights of the day include:
Social evening 6-9pm Friday 3 February, David Hume Tower.
For those of you nearby – or coming the day before to stay over – we invite you for an informal Social with food and drink on the Friday evening. This is a chance to get to know each other more. Paul Allen will join us for this – to share his experience of moving ideas into action. Register at https://sccan3feb.eventbrite.co.uk
9.30 Registration opens. - refreshments
10.00 Welcome and warm up session
10.30 Plenary Session
Suzy Goodsir of Greener Kirkcaldy, on Lessons from Fife CCAN’s pilot regional network
Paul Allen of Centre for Alternative Technology, on Zero Carbon Britain 2: Making It Happen
11.15 Workshops 1
13.25 Workshops 2
14.40 Open Space: topics generated by participants
A Special Guest gives feedback from Open Space discussions: sharing the next steps
17:00 Transition Scotland folks head to the pub to discuss TS stuff.
* Location map at https://goo.gl/lb1Q92
Transition Scotland’s (TS) 2016 annual gathering was held on September 10th and 11th. This year it was hosted by Transition Black Isle in the beautiful village of Cromarty. Based at the Old Brewery run by Cromarty Arts Trust, we ventured firstly to the Cromarty Community Market which provided us with an excellent learning exchange around how to run community markets, as well as tasty local produce, plants, and crafts.
In the afternoon there was an Open Space discussion around different aspects of the question: "How can we, as a national movement, be more effective in facilitating a move to a low-impact lifestyle?". It was followed by a delicious pot-luck dinner and plenty of chat and getting to know each other - as always - probably the most important part of the weekend!
The Sunday was spent walking around Cromarty, learning more about the local history of how the area around the Cromarty Firth had gone through its own transition from crofting, fishing, hemp production, brewing, sea-borne trading, oil rig construction and now looking over to Nigg where wind turbines are being constructed. . This provided us with time for informal brainstorms giving birth to exciting future ideas and projects which may be a part of Cromarty’s future. Who knows....
Reflections from visitors and TBI’ers.