by Ailsa McLellan, Coordinator for Our Seas - 10:24 on 25 February 2022
In anticipation of the release of the Our Seas film, funded by the Pebble Trust, Ailsa McLellan of the Our Seas Coalition explains why we urgently need to reinstate Scotland's 3-mile inshore limit, if we are to stop the chronic destruction or our seabed.
by Bethany Lawrie - 15:09 on 24 January 2022
Bethany Lawrie, Development Officer for North Highlands & Islands Climate Action Hub, explains what the Climate Hub is all about and gives us a taster of their online Information Session on 3rd February.
by Catriona Mallows - 11:29 on 21 December 2021
Our new trustee Catriona Mallows brings us her personal reflections from COP26
by Libby Penman - 16:17 on 01 October 2021
We're really excited about wildlife filmmaker Libby Penman's forthcoming documentary, inspiring young people in Scotland to care about our wildlife, environment and climate change. In our latest blog post, Libby gives us a taster of what the film's about and why she wanted to make it. We can't wait to see it - we got a sneak preview of the trailer and it looks amazing! Thanks to Libby for taking the time out of her busy life.
by Ele Forster of MOO Food - 17:30 on 30 August 2021
Ele Forster of MOO Food on the power of community sharing - from the experience of 'the village that shares' to a vision of a shared future.
by Emma Whitham - 11:59 on 30 July 2021
As the anticipation and excitement builds in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow this November, we all know this is our best chance to get the world on track to tackle climate change. Trustee Emma Whitham explains why we need joined-up action on food at every level, from local to global.
by Nicholas Gubbins - 12:43 on 14 June 2021
Pebble Trustee Nicholas Gubbins takes us on a step by step guide to retrofitting underfloor insulation in his old (and cold) house in the Highlands - an invaluable guide, complete with photos and costs.
by Nicholas Gubbins - 16:50 on 04 January 2021
Trustee Nicholas Gubbins looks at how we could build a vibrant local and sustainable food market and explains why The Pebble Trust is supporting Highland Good Food Conversation.
by Highland Good Food Conversation - 12:39 on 20 October 2020
In this podcast from Highland Good Food Conversation, Emma Whitham chats to six people from across the Highlands to find out their food story – both before and during the Covid-19 crisis.
by Louise Allen and Jasmine Watterson, Surfers Against Sewage - 17:45 on 13 August 2020
When COVID-19 struck it soon became apparent that we would have to completely rethink our plans for the year. We started to re-imagine how we could continue to support our volunteers, members and communities whilst having maximum impact in our work for the future of the oceans. We have embraced digital communication methods to move our education programs online, supporting parents with home schooling. We moved our beach cleans to a digital Return To Offender campaign. We are lucky that we are relatively small and very agile, with supportive and knowledgeable trustees and an experienced leadership team. We have emerged stronger.
by Mary Stewart - Helmsdale & District Development Trust. - 09:44 on 30 June 2020
The challenges ahead for the Helmsdale Kitchen Garden project, even in normal times, were daunting. The onset of the pandemic and all its restrictions have made it even more so. Mary Stewart of the Helmsdale District Development Trust explains how the the strength of the community has shone through and should give us the confidence in ourselves as communities to tackle the big issues.
by John Wood - Wester Ross Pocket Orchards - 10:14 on 23 June 2020
John Wood argues that not only is capitalism failing to deliver what we and the Earth really need but it also places itself above the law, and organises itself to avoid responsibility for any consequences of the pursuit of profit and power. He puts forward his ideas for building positively for a better future. We ourselves have to be the change we want to see.
by Hazel Cowe - Mull and Iona Community Trust - 08:00 on 02 June 2020
Mull and Iona have concerns for their future as they are reliant on tourism, but Hazel Cowe hopes they can continue the great practices that have come as a result of lockdown and make positive changes to their lives and the island.
by Suzy Russell - Community Supported Agriculture - 11:05 on 01 June 2020
Suzy Russell of Community Supported Agriculture stresses the need for a sea change in policy to support a move towards a sustainable food future and challenges us to build on the positive changes to lifestyles brought about by COVID-19.
by Emma Whitham - MOO Food - 21:52 on 15 May 2020
Emma Whitham of MOO Food believes we have all been presented with an opportunity to start living differently and we must grab it with conviction.
by Neil Mapes - Green Hive - 18:26 on 12 May 2020
Neil Mapes of Green Hive points out there was little about the 'normal' prior to COVID-19 that was sustainable and clearly our recent global crisis has exposed the increasing inequality across people and places. He argues that sustainability has been unhelpfully linked to growth when sustainability could be more positively linked to stability and flexibility..
by Martin Sherring - 11:02 on 30 April 2020
For many people Covid-19 is causing hardship and misery – with reduced incomes, businesses destroyed and of course loved ones taken from us before their time. But there have also been some positive outcomes. Trustee Martin Sherring hopes that the lessons of the Covid-19 experience can be used to create a better future, rather than just go back to what we had.