Category Archives: Economy

Community woodlands for West Argyll and the islands

For the past few months I have been facilitating meetings in Tarbert and Campbeltown (situated at either end of the Kintyre peninsular) to explore the setting up of community woodlands. In Scotland, under the National Forest Land scheme, the Forestry

Community woodlands for West Argyll and the islands

For the past few months I have been facilitating meetings in Tarbert and Campbeltown (situated at either end of the Kintyre peninsular) to explore the setting up of community woodlands. In Scotland, under the National Forest Land scheme, the Forestry

Three Horizons

A model has been developed which will help all those struggling with projects whose adherents hope will bring about transformational change. The International Futures Forum’s Three Horizons framework certainly helps explain my feelings in my quest to get the concept

Three Horizons

A model has been developed which will help all those struggling with projects whose adherents hope will bring about transformational change. The International Futures Forum’s Three Horizons framework certainly helps explain my feelings in my quest to get the concept

Common pool resources and the Firth of Clyde

Yesterday I was at a meeting in Campbeltown called by the Scottish Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) at which were gathered fishing boat skippers, community activists and local tradition bearers. It proved to be a heated meeting, but ended in mutual

Common pool resources and the Firth of Clyde

Yesterday I was at a meeting in Campbeltown called by the Scottish Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) at which were gathered fishing boat skippers, community activists and local tradition bearers. It proved to be a heated meeting, but ended in mutual

Transhumance – Scottish return?

Will transhumance ever return to the Scottish Highlands? Since moving to Argyll 13 years ago I have been learning about the biocultural heritage of my region.  Around me in Kintyre are the remains of old shielings. They are marked on

Transhumance – Scottish return?

Will transhumance ever return to the Scottish Highlands? Since moving to Argyll 13 years ago I have been learning about the biocultural heritage of my region.  Around me in Kintyre are the remains of old shielings. They are marked on

Bioregions: the real agenda 21

During the 90’s I was inspired by Local Agenda 21. LA21 came into being when the Rio Earth Summit called on the world’s local authorities to take centre stage and fulfil the second part of the famous aphorism: “think global,

Bioregions: the real agenda 21

During the 90’s I was inspired by Local Agenda 21. LA21 came into being when the Rio Earth Summit called on the world’s local authorities to take centre stage and fulfil the second part of the famous aphorism: “think global,

Biosphere reserves: a possible model for bioregions?

I am reviewing various models which might be pertinent when it comes to us defining  bioregions here in Scotland and across the UK.  I have looked at landscape zoning, and now turn my attention to Biosphere reserves: a UNESCO initiative.

Biosphere reserves: a possible model for bioregions?

I am reviewing various models which might be pertinent when it comes to us defining  bioregions here in Scotland and across the UK.  I have looked at landscape zoning, and now turn my attention to Biosphere reserves: a UNESCO initiative.

How landscape zones can help define Scotland’s bioregions

Recently I did a presentation in Kilmartin, mid-Argyll, on bioregions and someone suggested I look at Scottish Natural Heritage’s project to split Scotland into 21 landscape zones, each with its distinctive character.  He thought these might form the basis for

How landscape zones can help define Scotland’s bioregions

Recently I did a presentation in Kilmartin, mid-Argyll, on bioregions and someone suggested I look at Scottish Natural Heritage’s project to split Scotland into 21 landscape zones, each with its distinctive character.  He thought these might form the basis for