Packed out Porty Buses to The Wave, & a packed out national Transition gathering in Glasgow

Portobello WaveDD!!! At 9am on a wet Saturday morning, 80 of us climbed onto the two buses near the Town Hall that Tom Ballantine had organised and headed over to Glasgow to join the biggest ever demonstration against Climate Chaos in Scotland.  In all, about 8,000 people walked behind bright banners – the huge Porty flower made by Towerbank’s P7 definitely the best! – it was a great turn out from Porty and a great turn out from Scotland (even if Glasgow Council, or was it the police, had insisted the march take the back streets, presumbaly so as not to disturb the shopping!)

A bunch of us went on from the march to the national gathering of Transition initiatives from across Scotland.  It was a fantastic chance to met up with others, exchange stories, attend diverse workshops, make a wonderful ceilidh, and have brilliant childcare that culminated with the kids teaching US! If you missed it – and in particular if you’re used to having to miss such things because the kids won’t be happy – come next year: the kids were more than happy, and we all returned fabulously recharged from the weekend. (But remember to book early – there were way more folk who wanted to come than there was room for). See: Transition Scotland Support’s website: www.transitionscotland.org

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