Since 2009, Transition UStA has been a hub for sustainability across the town. We aim to create a more climate resilient St Andrews and support people in their journeys to low-carbon living. Spanning the themes of Smarter Travel, Zero Waste, Local Food, and Knowledge and Skills our work has something for just about everyone.

We belong to the wider Transition Network, which has groups all over the UK and other parts of the world. And like other groups, we see communities as the starting point for reimagining and rebuilding the world we live in. Transition Scotland is a network of Transition groups closer to home. Within Transition Scotland and the wider Transition Network we share ideas, run events and collaborate on projects. 

The Transition movement is about feeling like you can make a difference in the world. It is about learning new skills, connecting with other people and creating a new story for your local area.


There are many sides to Transition in St Andrews. We are a team of 8 employees and a large steering group of students, staff and local residents. We also work closely with St Andrews Environmental Network, the St Andrews Botanic Garden and a local bike store, Cyclepath.

Although we are a Community Interest Company (CIC) our projects run on the funding support of a few channels. These include the University of St Andrews, the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Fund (CCF), Smarter Choices Smarter Places and Zero Waste Scotland, Cycling Scotland.