Energy Fair Saturday 11th November 2023 At our last Pitlochry Community Action Trust (PCAT) meeting we discussed the success of the Energy Fair we (PCAT along with Sprout and The Heat Project) had approximately 50 attendees and 11 different businesses and community groups participating and provided support and advice to everyone who came along on the day. They were: The Heat Project, Pitlochry Garden Share, RW Bell Green Energy, Escape Route, Home Energy Scotland, Eolas Architects, Studio East Architects and IS Plumbing & Heating. UpperTay Transport couldnt make it on the day and we provided some information from Handam and Pitlochry Repair Cafe.
We plan to organise another two Eco Events in spring and autumn of 2024. I have spoken to Anna Sibbald from Aberfeldy Climate Cafe and the Warm Connections team (similar to The Heat Project) and they would be interested in being involved in a two day event - one day in Pitlochry and one in Aberfeldy. We thought the last weekend in April (Friday 26th, Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th) would be good. So if you would like to help please get in touch.
Sprout Repair/Reuse/Upcycle Workshops (subsidised and in partnership with Pitlochry Repair Cafe) There will be three workshops organised over the next few months, (Mosaics, Re-Upholstery and Upcycling Furniture). The first of these is Christmas Mirror & Mosaic Mayhem with Katy Galbraith on Saturday 9th December, There are two sessions. One for adults and one for Family (one adult one child, one adult two children). £10 per mirror/board. I have attached a poster with more information and to book your place go on Eventbrite. Please share with anyone who may be interested.
Sprout: Update on Burnside Toilets: We recently discovered that the site is in the process of being purchased by Osprey Charging Network who have installed ultra rapid EV charging units in Ballinluig. We presume they are going through planning now. However, with the ongoing PKC asset review we are looking into the Cloichard Depot as a possible premises for Sprout and the Men's Shed, maybe The Heat Project too. We will let you know what happens.
News for 2024. Sustainable Fashion/Clothes Event Saturday 23rd March. The Climate Cafes in Pitlochry, Aberfeldy possibly Dunkeld & Birnam and Blairgowrie & Rattray are involved with the organising of this event along with Grandtully School and a number of local businesses. The venue is to be decided. It is hoped it will include a few presentations with people from the fashion industry, a fashion show with the school(s) a swap shop and alterations plus a number of businesses who are reusing, upcycling clothes and fabrics. If you would like to be involved and help please let me know.
New Year Street Party January 2024 I have been chatting to the NYSP group about the new year street event regarding reducing and diverting recyclable waste from landfill bins. They would appreciate some help with this so I wondered if anyone would like to help steward bins at this event? We did it in Jan 2020 and diverted approximately 6 bins of recyclables and 4 bins of compostables which the Binns Groups uplifted and recycled/decomposed. Please let me know if you would like to help?
Woodland Walk and Talk with O Melchizedek I would like to thank O for taking a group of us on a tour around part of Black Spout Wood in October and helping us to understand more about trees. It was very interesting and inspiring. There will be more walks and talks with O in 2024.