Transition Roadshow

Transition Roadshow St Andrews is a two-day programme of workshops and exchanges taking place in St Andrews on the 10th and 11th October 2014

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Much of the event will be led by Transition Network, with the Roadshow hosted and coordinated by Transition University of St Andrews.

Attendance is open to all, and participants can choose to attend one, several or all of the events outlined on the Roadshow Programme below, and should register for the events they wish to attend through the link at the bottom of this page.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fantastic event!


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Roadshow Programme

Friday 10th October

9.30-12.30: Transition Scotland Gathering – Glass Class, St Andrews Botanic Garden

What do we need as a network to make Transition happen in Scotland? An informal meeting to discuss how we are doing with Transition in Scotland and what we need to build capacity for the future. If you would like to join us for this event you would be very welcome.


13.30-17.30: REconomy Workshop – St Andrews Town HallPrint

Enabling REconomy in a Post-Referendum Scotland

However you voted, this is a time for ambition around how to develop more sustainable and resilient communities in Scotland. In this climate of opportunity and transformation we invite you to come and explore what it is to revision and change local economies in Post-Referendum Scotland.

This event will be about sharing inspiring examples around the themes of local currencies and trading systems, supporting local resilience, social enterprise and forming relationships based on new enterprise and economic principles. There will be how-to sessions on the resourcing and developing REconomy projects and collaborative activities to build connections and turn ideas into practice based on what works.


19.00-22.00: Evening Transition Social – Byre Theatre

We are delighted to welcome Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition movement, to join us for a talk on the issues facing local communities taking action on oil dependency, climate change, and other sustainability issues. This will be followed by an evening of musical entertainment and celebration led by student group Music is Love.

FREE EVENT and no booking required

Saturday 11th October

9.30-17.00: Transition Roadshow Workshop Day – Arts Lecture Theatre

Transition Network and Transition University of St Andrews have arranged a day of workshops and exchanges on positive community action, suitable for established Transition Initiatives, new groups, and others working on or interested in similar environmental and social issues. A complete programme will be released soon, but attendees will be able to choose between workshops on Transition as a concept, supporting healthy Transition Initiatives, REconomy (a briefer workshop than the previous day), Participatory Monitoring, Practical Ideas for Community Food Projects, and a session on the Big Questions surrounding the work and future of local community initiatives in Scotland and Northern England. Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Register using the link below.


17.00-19.00: Optional Early Dinner at a Local Restaurant – Venue to be confirmed

The Transition  Team would like to invite everyone to join them for dinner at a local restaurant with options to suit a variety of tastes, diets and budgets. We will aim to be finished around 7pm so those travelling to St Andrews can return home if desired. Please register your intent to attend dinner when you register for the Roadshow so we can make a booking. Please note that all attendees will be expected to fund their own meal.

Saturday Evening Event (if desired) – Details to be confirmed

If many visitors choose to stay on the Saturday night we will organise an additional evening event. Please register your interest in evening entertainment on the Saturday when you register for the Roadshow.

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On Friday at the Transition Scotland Gathering there will will be lunch provide at the glassclass.

We will provide afternoon beverages at REconomy, and allow attendees time to find food between the REconomy Workshop and Transition Social. Light refreshments will be available to buy at the Friday Social.

On Saturday we will provide morning and afternoon beverages and lunch (please state any dietary requirements when registering). Attendees are invited to join the Transition Network and Transition University of St Andrews teams for dinner at a local restaurant which will suit a variety of dietary requirements and price ranges (please state you interest in attending this dinner when registering).

In typical Pot-Luck Transition style (at least here in St Andrews!), we would like to invite anyone who wishes to do so to bake or acquire biscuits, cake or similar treats to provide some additional ‘inspiration’ to go with our coffees and teas at any point over the weekend!

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Local Residents – Can you offer accommodation?

We recognise that a large proportion of conference attendees will require accommodation on either Friday or Saturday night, or both. We are therefore asking those attending the conference from St Andrews and the surrounding area to please consider if they are able to offer a spare bed or couch to a visitor on either or both of these nights. If so, please complete the form and we will be in touch soon.

Accommodation Options for Visitors

If you wish to be informed of any beds / couches offered by local attendees please state this when you register on the question within the online form. There is a local hostel offering a limited number of cheap beds, which you can find information and book through sites such as Hostelworld or Hostelbookers. Visit St Andrews has a lot of information on different local accommodation options. Dundee, our nearest city, is around half an hour away on a regular bus route, and has a wider variety of accommodation options.

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Travelling to St Andrews

The University’s website offers good advice on travelling to St Andrews by public transport or car. We would encourage all visitors to consider their travel footprint when attending the event (information on how to calculate this can be found on our Travel Footprint page). If you choose to travel by car please consider carsharing with others from your area. If you can offer or are looking for a carshare please list it on the Transition Network Roadshow St Andrews Facebook Event. If you are not on Facebook email us at and we will list your offer/request for you.

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Ticket Prices and Registration

Please note the number of tickets for both days are limited by venue capacities, so do not delay in reserving your ticket!

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Friday REconomy Workshop (includes afternoon beverages)

  • Waged or Funded Ticket – £10
  • Unwaged Ticket – £5

Saturday Transition Roadshow (includes lunch and morning and afternoon beverages)

  • Waged or Funded Ticket – £20
  • Unwaged Ticket – £10
  • Financially Supported Ticket – £5 (these tickets should be requested by those who could not otherwise afford to attend the Transition Roadshow by emailing to request a place before booking)

Weekend REconomy Workshop and Transition Roadshow

  • Waged or Funded Ticket – £30
  • Unwaged Ticket – £15
  • Financially Supported Ticket – £10 (these tickets should be requested by those who could not otherwise afford to attend the Transition Roadshow by emailing to request a place before booking)

Book any of the events above trough the University of St Andrews Online Payments System

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Please get in touch with us on if you have any questions about the event.

Join the event on Facebook here, and we are using the hashtag #TNRoadshowStA on Twitter if you wish to join conversations there!