Resilient Media

An absolute pleasure to have one of Transition’s very own Steering Group, Luke Barlow, share with us some of his top media picks from lockdown, ideal for these times of reflection and change. Resilient Media For many this lockdown has not only forced us to start questioning the consequences of globalisation, but instilled an urgency in us to seek a more resilient and community conscRead More…

Transition Through Troubled Times

This pandemic has been an opportunity for learning and reflection, and for Transition, a prompt to adapt the work we do. I reached out to Transition’s staff and volunteers to find out what they are doing differently and to share some thoughts and feelings. Many thanks to Nikki Moorhouse, Kaska Hempel, Tansy Torkington, Wink Emmerson, Georgiana Mazilu, Freyja Hadrill Selman and Andrea Roach. AltRead More…

Behind the Scenes of The St Andrews Green Film Festival 2020

Over the years the St Andrews Green Film Festival has taken many shapes and forms. In 2020 in it’s own mixbag of venues, crowds and topics, the Festival captured attention, provoked deep thinking and sparked vital discussion. Here we have a recap from Jorika Smolikova, one of the co-directors of this year. Read into behind the scenes where she uncovers the committee’s approach to the week’s eventRead More…

At The Forefront of Thrift Fashion

The Fashion Scene of St Andrews and Interview with Emma Walsh, Sustainable Style St Andrews In February, St Andrews, the little town by the sea, turns in to a fashion hotspot on a global scale. Whether you are a student or briefly visiting, you can indulge in any of four fashion shows – Charity Fashion Show (FS), Dont Walk, Catwalk and VS 2020 Urban – as well as a number of smaller eventsRead More…

Climate Fife, Is it radical enough?

On Monday 2 December 2019, The Big Climate Conversation, hosted by Transition, was attended by people from across St Andrews as a consultation for our Council’s new Climate Fife plan. This workshop on the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan was organised to raise awareness and give people a chance to submit their thoughts. In response to Fife Council’s climate emergency declaration,Read More…

How to Use All Those Runner Beans

Isabelle Low Our Edible Campus gardens are currently awash with runner beans. They are one of the superheroes of any vegetable garden: reliable to grow, prolificly productive, no significant predators or diseases, plus they give a payback by setting nitrogen into the soil. Their only drawback is that they need to be planted out only when the risk of overnight frost has passed so Read More…

Willow Weaving Ep.2

A good couple months into the project, things are starting to take shape. Now its all a race againt the clock to beat the heat in using the willow while its still flexible enough. The deers’ colour slowly turns a drying brown, losing its water-filled monochromes of green. Pressure is on. While the willow sculptures are worked on behind closed doors and away from the users of the St Andrews toRead More…

EVENT: Grow Wild on Earth Day: Embrace Your Flower Power!

A warm welcome to everyone!:) As a means to celebrate Earth day, we are hosting an afternoon embracing our native Scottish wildlife, in association with Grow Wild. Grow Wild’s mission is to bring people together to value wildflowers and fungi through artistic measures. So come and join us on a warm, sunny afternoon in one of the oldest community gardens in St Andrews and learn about nativRead More…

EVENT: Shared Path Meet-Up!

Join us on Saturday 27th April for a fun and
inspiring afternoon for the Crail
to St Andrews Shared Path project. Drop-in anytime between 12-3pm at Kingsbarns Memorial Hall, where you’ll be able to find
out all about the proposed route with information and presentations throughout
the day. Come along to hear what others have been sharing of their experiences
along the route, and Read More…