Members’ Stories

On the occasion of the 2019 European Day of Sustainable Communities, several of our members used the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and reach out to their local community. Read some of the stories below.

TBI celebrates successful first 10 years

Transition Black Isle’s 10th anniversary ceilidh went with a swing at Resolis Memorial Hall on Friday 27th September, to celebrate ten years’ achievement by TBI.  Excellent music was provided by the Astar Youth Ceilidh Band.  Read more

Pollokshields Development Agency takes to the Streets of Glasgow

Bringing the local community together through a Street Party – Pollokshields Development Agency shows how to do it

Woodcraft Folk Edinburgh take the zero food waste challenge!

Woodcraft Folk love sharing meals and we love the environment. We were very lucky to receive a grant from the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network and participate in the European Day of Sustainable Communities. What better way to do this than to organise a meal! Fun and light on the planet – through the supply chain, in terms of food packaging and excess food thrown. Would it be surprisingly easy or much harder than we thought? Find out here

Thurso celebrates its Harvest

The Thurso Community Development Trust organised a Harvest Festival to bring the local community from this very northern tip of Scotland together. It looks so yummy we wish we could have been there too!

Belville Community Garden shares a Meal and a Blether
Belville Community Garden organised a special Soup and a Blether to mark
EU Sustainable Communities Day 2019 in Greenock

Celebrating Successful Sustainable Communities in the Northern Corridor

On Saturday 21st September – the European Day of Sustainable Communities – local volunteer Group the Northern Corridor Community Volunteers held a free bike repair event at the popular Bluebell Park in Stepps.
Thanks to funding from ECOLISE the European Network for Community Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability which was distributed through SCCAN the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network, the group were able to get 12 unrideable bikes back on the road, provide security marking for 16 bikes and spend a lovely afternoon in the sunshine chatting to park users and those who had come specifically for the event, about climate change issues here in Scotland and the wider reaching consequences of climate change around the globe.

Volunteer and Funding Officer Claire Williams was delighted with the turnout on the day, she commented “We are so grateful for the opportunity to celebrate this European Day of Sustainable Communities with a free bike repair service in Stepps. Having no cycle repair shops that can be accessed without a car means many bikes which could easily be repaired are replaced or left to rot in a shed. Wherever we run these events in the Northern Corridor they are always popular, proving that people are keen to have things repaired or given a new lease of life, if the infrastructure is there to support that. In the coming year we hope to make our communities in the Northern Corridor more sustainable by providing more cycle repair sessions, and hope to get a tool library up and running early in the new year, people really seem to be warming to the circular economy, re-use and up cycling as itʼs great for the planet and their pocket.”

Taking the SoulRiders Crew out for an electric Go-Karting Day

Listen to more stories of community action on our Future Voices podcast page