Bringing together people from communities across the world, who are working in very different ways to create or protect sustainable, local and fair ways of living.
With workshops to touch your hands, heart and head and a two day process that will move through connecting to our personal and cultural resources, facing up to challenges we're up against, finding out about an amazing range of ways that people in the UK and beyond are taking action and identifying the next steps on the journey. All this plus delicious food, children's workshops, fun and collaborative entertainment, and most of all a great bunch of fellow travellers in the beautiful setting of the John McIntyre Centre with view of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.
This event is hosted by Transition Scotland with the support of the Transition Network & The University of Edinburgh. For a fuller description of the aims of the conference, please click here. We hope that your weekend with us will be inspiring, energising and enjoyable.
We have been lucky enough to attract funding from the Scottish Climate Change Fund to help with putting on this conference which has allowed us to keep prices for tickets, food and accommodation lower than they would otherwise have been, while providing what we hope you agree will be an exciting and diverse programme.
If you're coming to Edinburgh for the first time, you're in for a treat! Edinburgh is one of the greenest and architecturally most beautiful cities in Northern Europe. We have five Transition groups active in Edinburgh, an emerging local food network and lots of other local projects working on Transition issues in a range of ways.
DATES & TIMES
We will have registration open on Friday evening from 19.00-23.00, and on Saturday morning from 8.00-9.00.
If you arrive on Friday evening between 19.00-23.00, come and join the Annual Scottish Transition gathering for a ceilidh.
The Conference Programme starts at 9.00 on Saturday and runs through to 16.00 on Sunday
BOOKING TICKETS & ACCOMMODATION
You will see that ticket prices are on a sliding scale, please choose the ticket which matches your situation. We don't want costs to stop anyone coming to the gathering, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if this is still a problem for you. Please note that tickets include lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner on Saturday evening.
We have secured a number of rooms at Pollock Halls. All the standard rooms have 1 double bed and are available either for single occupancy, or you are free to share with another conference attendee of your choice should you wish (at no extra cost). There are a small number of family rooms which are listed separately - please only book these if you are bringing children. Breakfast is included. If you require a cot for an infant please contact email@example.com and we will do our best to help.
Please note: these rooms are only available with a booking for the Transitions: Diverse Routes to Belonging conference.
The only way to reserve a place is to buy a ticket. You can pay using Paypal, Visa, AmEx, Mastercard, Solo or Switch. When you receive your confirmation e-mail to say that your payment has been accepted, you are booked.
To pay by cheque (strictly UK only): please send the following Attn: Eva Schonveld, Transition Scotland Support, 8/2/ Marlborough Street, Edinburgh, EH15 2BG.
•your cheque, made out to "Transition Scotland Support"
•your contact details - e-mail and or phone number (please make sure we can read it)
•the number and type of tickets you want
•details of other participants if you're paying for their tickets
•your accommodation choices
Your place(s) will only be reserved once we've received your cheque. We'll notify you via e-mail or phone.
Cancellations received by end of day October 22nd will be reimbursed 100%
Cancellations received between October 23rd and end of day October 31st will be reimbursed 50%.
Cancellations received from November 1st will not be reimbursed (please contact us if you have exceptional circumstances).
VENUE AND CONFERENCE INFORMATION
The venue is fully accessible. There are some accessible bedrooms and the breakfast room is fully accessible.
Children and young people
We have some places for children (0-16 year olds) who are attending with a parent or guardian. Please make sure that you book places for your children.
There will be separate children’s [5-11] and young people’s [12-16] activities during the weekend, so please let us know ages when booking, and whether your children want to join in with these scheduled activities. View the children’s & young people’s programmes.
If your child is attending with you and is either younger than 5 or doesn't wish to join in the activities, please be aware that you still need to book. Sadly we cannot afford to provide creche facilities, so you will need to keep your child with you at all times and be responsible for their welfare.
Note: If you think your 5-16 year old child would be happier in the older or younger group even if they don't fall in that age bracket, please let us know in the booking form.
Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner will be provided on Saturday. If you have booked the onsite accommodation this includes breakfast. Please let us know of dietary restrictions when booking.
Children under 5 - The venue does not have any provision for baby foods so please bring what you need.
For more information on the conference and programme go to http://www.transitionscotland.org/content/transitions-diverse-routes-belonging