Posts Tagged: bioregioning

Scottish Centre for Geopoetics

A couple of years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, part of an international institute begun by the Scottish poet and thinker Kenneth White. I quote from its website: “It seeks a new

Scottish Centre for Geopoetics

A couple of years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, part of an international institute begun by the Scottish poet and thinker Kenneth White. I quote from its website: “It seeks a new

Caledonian pinewoods

Recently I was in the Tyndrum area and made a pilgrimage to one of the Caledonian pinewoods immortalised in Steven and Carlisle’s famous book. The two men, academics at Aberdeen University, identified in the 1950’s the threat to Scotland’s remaining

Caledonian pinewoods

Recently I was in the Tyndrum area and made a pilgrimage to one of the Caledonian pinewoods immortalised in Steven and Carlisle’s famous book. The two men, academics at Aberdeen University, identified in the 1950’s the threat to Scotland’s remaining

Exploitation: an Elephant in the Room

A lot has been said about the Climate Change being “the elephant in the room.” It’s the topic that lies behind everything spoken, but is invisible; not talked about despite being so important. Well, hopefully the Paris Agreement has changed

Exploitation: an Elephant in the Room

A lot has been said about the Climate Change being “the elephant in the room.” It’s the topic that lies behind everything spoken, but is invisible; not talked about despite being so important. Well, hopefully the Paris Agreement has changed

Gardening, reasoning and feeling compassion

I recently read something by the great science fiction writer Ursula K Le Guin, writing in the Guardian review. She said: “The idea, so powerful in 2oth Century literature, that the slow processes of creation are less interesting, less real,

Gardening, reasoning and feeling compassion

I recently read something by the great science fiction writer Ursula K Le Guin, writing in the Guardian review. She said: “The idea, so powerful in 2oth Century literature, that the slow processes of creation are less interesting, less real,

Community gardening: urban bioregioning

Before moving to Argyll I lived and worked in Newcastle. Recently I was at the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Scotswood Community Garden which I started up back in 1995 and helped develop during its formative first five years. Community

Community gardening: urban bioregioning

Before moving to Argyll I lived and worked in Newcastle. Recently I was at the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Scotswood Community Garden which I started up back in 1995 and helped develop during its formative first five years. Community

Bioregioning at International Permaculture Convergence, London.

I’ve just settled back in West Scotland after an intense couple of weeks in the London area at both the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence. At the Convergence I gave a presentation on Co-Creating Bioregions. You can see it yourself

Bioregioning at International Permaculture Convergence, London.

I’ve just settled back in West Scotland after an intense couple of weeks in the London area at both the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence. At the Convergence I gave a presentation on Co-Creating Bioregions. You can see it yourself

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

Transition Kintyre begins

Transition Kintyre was born last Sunday at the Christmas Market in the Malt Barn, Campbeltown. We had two stalls at the event, showing films of inspiring projects and selling local produce in the form of cheese, oatcakes, chutneys, jams and

Transition Kintyre begins

Transition Kintyre was born last Sunday at the Christmas Market in the Malt Barn, Campbeltown. We had two stalls at the event, showing films of inspiring projects and selling local produce in the form of cheese, oatcakes, chutneys, jams and

To The Lighthouse

I have just been listening to a new adaption of “To The Lighthouse”, Virginia Woolf’s famous modernist novel of 1927 set on the Isle of Skye. The west coast of Scotland comprises a number of bioregions which share similar characteristics.

To The Lighthouse

I have just been listening to a new adaption of “To The Lighthouse”, Virginia Woolf’s famous modernist novel of 1927 set on the Isle of Skye. The west coast of Scotland comprises a number of bioregions which share similar characteristics.

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