Posts Tagged: Transition

Ferry Wood – Celtic rainforest fragment

Thanks to Ben Mitchell (seen here in a sea of garlic) for taking amazing images of the flora, fungi and slime moulds to be found in Ferry Wood. Also thanks to Stan, Ndurie and Carl for compiling plant lists for

Ferry Wood – Celtic rainforest fragment

Thanks to Ben Mitchell (seen here in a sea of garlic) for taking amazing images of the flora, fungi and slime moulds to be found in Ferry Wood. Also thanks to Stan, Ndurie and Carl for compiling plant lists for

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,

Joining the solar revolution

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are going up on our house in mid-Kintyre. We are right by the coast despite being at a high latitude: this helps our solar gain as coastal areas get more sunshine hours than inland areas. We

Joining the solar revolution

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are going up on our house in mid-Kintyre. We are right by the coast despite being at a high latitude: this helps our solar gain as coastal areas get more sunshine hours than inland areas. We

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

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

The art of participatory leadership

  I was at the first Scottish Rural Parliament in Oban last month. 400 folk from across the rural regions, each one with their own unique set of expectations. Many workshops held, many presentations given, more than 1,000 ideas generated.

The art of participatory leadership

  I was at the first Scottish Rural Parliament in Oban last month. 400 folk from across the rural regions, each one with their own unique set of expectations. Many workshops held, many presentations given, more than 1,000 ideas generated.

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,

Climate Change and Behaviour change

  I am wrestling with a question Angus Hardie, director of Local People Leading (LPL), posed online a few weeks ago. For a number of years I have been involved in this unique Scottish organisationon, an alliance of national networks

Climate Change and Behaviour change

  I am wrestling with a question Angus Hardie, director of Local People Leading (LPL), posed online a few weeks ago. For a number of years I have been involved in this unique Scottish organisationon, an alliance of national networks