On the Seventh Day of Christmas…

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love(s) pledged to me 7 ways to appreciate the gift of time Definitely one lesson I have taken away from the pandemic in 2020 is how little free time we each have in our everyday lives. In lockdown, people were either joyed to be getting on with hobbies and spending more time at home with family and friends. Others weren’t sure what to do with thRead More…

On the First Day of Christmas…

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me great company! This is our very first entry of Transition St Andrews’ 12 Days of Christmas – a blog series over the winter break where we share our thoughts and our passions to keep us, our communities and our planet active, happy and healthy. For the first day, why not just start with a gentle reminder to be kind to each otherRead More…

The Tree (Except Veg Bags) Slowing Down Over Winter

Winter is here and The Tree is set to slow down. Except for veg bags, which will continue throughout winter, the last day of orders is Sunday 6 December. The Tree will be completely open after the winter break and receiving orders again from Monday 18 January. Veg Bags are still on offer through the holidays – delivery only – no extra cost. If you are soon set to leave, you will be mRead More…

Review: Thrift Winter Clothing Sale

Any nerves about the tempermental Scottish weather spoiling the fun were quickly put to rest with what turned out to be a glorious Saturday (21 October 2020). This thrift sale with the clothes donated via St AndReuse was the first large face-to-face event we’ve managed to run this semester. And boy did it go down a treat! The people that attended were respectful and patient, our volunteerRead More…

Why Cycle?

Prof Chris Oliver @CyclingSurgeon on Twitter Cycling is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine: saves you money, gets you fit and helps the environment. Cycling is easier on your joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. It helps you get into shape and build your cardiovascular fitness. Exercising for at least 150 minutes every week helps yRead More…

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…

Ideas for pots

Gardening at home – No pots? No problem!

It’s March 2020, we’ve all suddenly had a bit of a shock regarding our ability to go and buy food, either through limited access to shops (self isolation) or limited stock in the shops. There are other food supply option which we can access like our very own Tree and local food veg box schemes, but these cannot all ramp up at the same speed as the emergency measures have struck. As a resulRead More…

COP26; a Vehicle for Change or Political Football?

Underwater by 2050? Later this year Glasgow will host the annual United Nation
Climate Challenge COP26 Meeting of World Leaders (UN Climate Change Conference,
UK 2020). The timing and venue are appropriate since Scotland was one of the
first countries in the world to acknowledge the global climate emergency and
has since introduced the most ambitious target, to be carbon neutral by 2045,
five Read 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…