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 2019, celebrating a successful ten years’ achievement by TBI.  Excellent music was provided by the Astar Youth Ceilidh Band, and equally excellent catering by the Fortrose Cafe. 

During the interval TBI director Anne Thomas and former directors Wendy Price and John Wood, all of whom were prime movers in the setting up of TBI in 2009, spoke about the organisation’s beginnings and some of its activities over the years. 

After the event John Wood commented

“I’m just really happy TBI is still going after 10 years! It has done some great things. I think the markets are a big success. I hope it finds new projects to get its teeth into and that it will renew itself and keep up the good work for another 10 at least!”

In her summary of the evening TBI Convenor Julie Gibson said

“‘Resilience’ came to mind as we prepared for TBI’s 10th birthday ceilidh celebration at Resolis Hall, when there was a torrential cloudburst and downpour and water literally poured into the hall kitchen corner through an expelaire vent.  We mopped up and carried on with the preparations.

“Community resilience in the face of now undeniable climate change will be important as we tackle how to cope with its impact.  And ceilidhs are one example of good Scottish community builders, as we saw in the unfolding evening of good music, good local food and good company and dancing, as long standing and newer TBI members came together to celebrate these first 10 years of  ‘making sure the Black Isle thrives for future generations’ (from current flyer).”

Thanks are due particularly to TBI director Martin Sherring for his leading role in organising the event, to Scottish Communities Climate Action Network for a grant towards the costs, and to all the TBI members and friends who helped with the preparations and on the night.

The Astar Youth Ceilidh Band