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Active Travel: Why is Transition UStA such a well known player in the Active Travel field?

As you may know, we run A LOT of projects surrounding Active Travel in St Andrews. However, what is not so obvious is how we create these projects and ensure they all work together to support an overall goal. How do we manage it with such a small team? And why are our projects always popping up in presentations as good examples of work being done in the active travel field? In this blog post you Read More…

Active Travel: Covid-19, Active Travel and Transition UStA

Hello and welcome to our new series of blogs focused on Active Travel! To find all of our posts in the future, take a look here on our redesigned smarter travel section. You will also find updated information on all our services relating to smart, sustainable journeys in St Andrews. We have decided to kick off this blog by talking about the topic you can’t escape – Covid-19 and how this has affecRead More…

On the Twelth Day of Christmas…

On the twelth day of Christmas my true love shared with me 12 tips for food growing Heard on the radio, the third most googled item to buy in the UK in 2020 – compost! Woah, the amount of people that must be getting into their own food growing. If there was one way to build a local resilience to climate change, it is most certainly growing your own food. Continuing from the festiveRead More…

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas…

On the evelenth day of Christmas my true love shared with me, 11 reasons to go walking Staying active and getting fresh air are vital even over the festive period. When faced with adversity and stress heading out for a walk can really help maintain a positive perspective on things. So here are just eleven reasons for adding a walk into your daily routine: 1) Getting out in the freshRead More…

On The Tenth Days of Christmas…

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love shared with me 10 reasons to plant a tree 10 reasons why you should plant a tree this festive season: 1) Trees fight climate changeThey make and release oxygen and store carbon dioxide.  2) Trees provide shelter, food and habitat for wildlife Hang a bird feeder in a branch and watch wildlife all year round.  3) Trees impRead More…

On the Nineth Day of Christmas…

On the nineth day of Christmas my true love sewed for me 9 stitches in my favourite summer T” Fashion, fashion, fashion! We (almost) all wear clothes and what choose to wear makes a big difference. If you are still looking for that new year’s resolution for 2021, how about try adopting any of these 9 top tips for making your style more sustainable. 1) Do You Really Need It? The siRead More…

On the Eighth Day of Christmas…

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love showed to me, 8 bike tricks including a wheelie! There is never a bad time to get into cycling, even in winter! Here are 8 things you could consider doing this festive period: 1) DecorateUse up your leftover decorations to add some fun to your festive rides! See above for an easy idea using tinsel and lights.  WeaRead More…

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 Sixth Day of Christmas…

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love told me 6 ways to be a positive part of my community! The decisions we make have an impact on the world around us. By becoming an active citizen, you can support positive local initiatives and add to the growing numbers of people calling for a more socially and environmentally just world! 1) Be a voice for the environment by joining youRead More…

On the Third Day of Christmas…

On the third day of Christmas my true love cooked for me 3 dishes from seasonal recipes! An amazing way to live sustainably and connect with where you live is to eat locally and seasonally. Here are 3 lovely picks for you to try this winter. Number 3 is made by our very own Tansy Torkington! 1) Spiced Root Vegetable Tagine 2) Potato and Leek Soup 3) Zero Waste ChristmRead More…