** 21 SEPT – EVENT – The TTF Centre at Bogton will be part of Culture Day, and volunteers are needed. Have music or artwork to share, or want to help make juices & smoothies? Please contact us if you’d like to help out in any way. And do come along to the Culture Day volunteer session on 10 Sept at 7 pm at Bogton in the new Centre.
** 28 SEPT – EVENT – We have scheduled a WELCOME DAY for Sat 28 Sept, 1-4 pm, a chance for everyone to come see the new Centre and what we’re up to. Are you able to help out in some way? It could be as simple as greeting people or something specific like face-painting, storytelling, or help with organising or promotion, or something else. We welcome your ideas as well as your help. Write email@example.com or call Carin (01309 691 551) or Claralynn (07921 211 434).
Our new Centre is still very bare bones, and we are doing our best to to arrange for volunteers to keep it open 12-2 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Do come down and check it out. Browse our books, read the info sheets & petitions, sign the Visitors book, and see the electric vehicle charging station.
As you know, kitting out a new space requires getting everything, so we’ve developed a Wish List in hopes that you might have something spare that we could use. Contact TTForres@gmail.com if you have any of the below:
- Sofa (2-3 seater) and/or armchair in good condition
- Small coffee table or storage chest
- Wall clock
- Cloth to cover our plastic 2×6’ tables
- Curtains &
- curtain rails (3x 1m, 1x 2m)
- Shelving and cabinets (bathroom, kitchen)
- Cleaning supplies (washing up & hand soap, etc)
- A guillotine for cutting paper
- A telephone (answerphone)
- Books or small items for the Lending Library
- A sign-out log for the Lending Library
- Paper Paper-punch
- Toilet roll holder x2
- Toilet brush x2
- Office chairs
- Cement pain (2 litres)
We anticipate this list will be changing a lot in the first months, so please check back here for the most recent Wish List.
As the first grain ripens this August, the Seed Truck will be setting out across Scotland for a ‘Land, Seeds and Stories’ tour. Travelling from Ullapool to Aberdeen, this merry band of troubadours will bring a unique blend of storytelling, music, seed saving skills and good craic, and will arrive in Forres on 13th August.
Join TTF to welcome the Seed Truck on 13th August at the Community Garden in Forres, at our newly refurbished Environmental Education and Healthy Living Centre from 1-4 pm and 7-9pm.
Transition Town Forres has successfully raised enough money to install an electric vehicle charging station, donated by Zero Carbon World, at Bogton Road, Forres.
A huge thank you to all the sponsors who’ve pulled together to make this happen. We’re really excited about this project and we know we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help. Our gratitude goes out to all the donors listed here.
We don’t yet have an installation date, but everything is in place and we’ll keep you updated as the project progresses.
Come and have a cuppa and a chat and enjoy a relaxing morning. We also need donations and helpers, so please volunteer if you have time.
- bottles, of any kind (un-opened) for the bottle stall
- raffle prizes, neat, new and tidy
- plants to sell
- home baking
And we need people to:
- pour coffee
- do the dishes
If you can spare any time on Saturday morning – anything from half-an-hour to three hours – please come along. We’ll be there from 9am to set up and expect to finish clearing up by 1pm.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Zero Carbon World have offered to donate an electric vehicle charging station to Transition Town Forres on the condition we install it in 28 days. Installation costs £600, and we’re crowdfunding to raise that. Can you chip in £5 or £10 to help make it happen? (More if you want to, of course.) We have some cool rewards plus you’ll have our eternal renewable gratitude.
Watch the video below to learn more and visit sponsume to make your donation.
This video from Highlands and Islands Enterprise introduces several ongoing community investment projects in Moray, including Transition Town Forres. You can see TTF Director Carin Schwartz talking about our new Environmental Education and Health Living Centre about halfway through the ten-minute clip. The other projects are equally inspiring.
FORRES, 25 April 2013 — Transition Town Forres was delighted to welcome 16 visitors from Sweden to Moray on 23-24 April for a tour of local sustainability initiatives. Read the rest of this entry
Our Swedish visitors loved what they saw in Moray. More details about the visit to follow soon. Read the rest of this entry
The renovation work on our pavilion at Bogton Road is progressing well.
Transition Town Forres is delighted to welcome 16 visitors from Sweden to Moray on 23-24 April for a tour of local sustainability initiatives. Read the rest of this entry
Tell us what you want to see in our new Environmental Education and Healthy Living Centre by taking part in our survey. Read the rest of this entry