Eva to be seminar lead speaker

THE CITY of Brechin and District Community Council is set to welcome Eva Schonveld as the main guest speaker at their seminar looking at transition towns and a sustainable future for Brechin.

The lecture is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, in the St. Andrew’s Church hall, St Andrew Street, Brechin.

Eva has been involved in community work for many years. She was an enthusiastic founder member of the local Transition Group in her home town, and helped set up community food growing spaces and a local market there.

She also had the opportunity from 2009 to ‘11 to support communities around Scotland who wanted to use the Transition approach, and still loves to do so given the chance!

She’s inspired by seeing local communities find creative and enterprising ways to make and grow more of what they need locally, becoming more sustainable and rewarding places to live in the process. An Edinburgh lass by birth she is now living on the island of Eigg.

The seminar also features a talk by Sandra Davidson of Transition Mearns (TraM) who will discuss projects close to the Brechin area.

Refreshments will be available and there will be ample opportunities for discussion about how this might be taken forward in Brechin. All are welcome.