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Active Travel Blog: What is St Andrews Space for Cycling?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhSedYLnMOY&t=210s
An interview with Tony Waterson – Chair of St Andrews Space for Cycling Guest Blog by Eva Groeneveld It’s February 2021 and an easterly wind is blasting snow flurries outside while we all hunker down and hope for warmer weather to come. Not many of us would fancy the idea of a bike ride right now, but some of us will remember what Read More…

The Tree Reopens!

Written by Francesca Paini. The Tree Student Volunteer Welcome back to semester 2! As things slowly pick up again, The Tree too has reopened. We have moved to delivery only to comply with lockdown rules and cancelled the delivery fee for the moment being. As usual, the shop is open from Monday to Sunday 9pm, deliveries on Wednesday the following week.  Many of you might have alreRead More…

Green Film Festival 2021

Written by Hannah Ruskin-Dodd, Green Film Festival Committee St Andrews Green Film Festival is an annual event that takes place between the 8th-15th February, featuring a variety of films, themes, and discussions to spark great ideas and actions in our community and wider.  This year we are so grateful to have the support of the Byre theatre so we can share our events in a covRead More…

New Active Travel Blog Launched!

Fanfare please… time to celebrate the launch of our very own active Travel blog for Transition. The blog aims to celebrate all things smarter around sustainable travel and transport. Over the coming months not only do we wish to introduce our readers to what is happening with active travel in and around St Andrews but so too will we be exploring this further afield. Every month we focus in Read More…

Walks with Transition So Far So Good!

Written by Transition volunteer, Julia LurfovaPhoto Credits to University’s Visual Communications Team Around four months ago, Transition’s Steering group’s members sat down to discuss safe ways in which they could give back to the town’s community during the pandemic. A lot of Transition’s projects are centred around human connection and face-to-face interaction. For obvious reasoRead More…

Climate Action Fife – An Exciting New Project to Tackle the Climate Crisis in Fife!

A big shout out to Greener Kirkcaldy who will be leading on the exciting new, cross-sector partnership project, Climate Action Fife! The main partner organisations include Fife Council, Fife College and the Fife Communities Climate Action Network. Through already existing ties to these core partners, both Transition and the University of St Andrews will be active contributors to this innovative pRead More…

Active Travel: What is an Active Travel Champion? And could you already be one?

By Nikki Moorhouse Every year Transition takes part in and hosts various active travel initiatives in and around St Andrews.  Almost every active travel project that we deliver is supported, to some extent, by Active Travel Champions. These are individuals whom help us deliver our projects.  They get involved in our work and form part of the solution, by reaching out and positively eRead More…

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…