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NHTT regret to announce the closure of the Doorstep Bakery.  A unanimous decision to close the Bakery was made at an open meeting held by NHTT at Collessie on 18th Dec 2014.
There were two main factors in deciding to close the Bakery:
 – insufficient volunteers to continue regular baking
 – the Bakery continues to trade at a substantial loss, and no plan has been forthcoming to address this.
Therefore it was agreed unanimously to close the Bakery on 31st December 2014.
NHTT would like to thank all staff, volunteers, and customers  for their support of this project over the last several years.

Proposals Invited

The Directors of NHTT are inviting proposals from former bakery members and other interested parties for plans to restart the Bakery as a new entity.  These must be submitted prior to our forthcoming AGM on 22nd Jan 2015.  If you are interested, please send your proposal to or contact a member of NHTT and the Bakery Group.

Scotland’s first Rural Parliament is being organised  and is being held in Oban in a couple of weeks time.   Its low on attendees from Fife.  Are you interested ?

The main themes will have some resonance with our work

The quickest way of understanding Rural Parliaments is through the downloadable report here:

….see pp 10/11 on Sweden, which is regarded as the exemplar.

Good luck !




Hello again Tom

Just a final reminder that the Transition Roadshow, REconomy Scotland and Sustainability Fair will be taking place in St Andrews tomorrow and Saturday (10th and 11th of October). If you have not had time to book a ticket and still want to come there will be some available on the door to each event or you can book here. The Friday evening session in the Byre Theatre with Rob Hopkins is Free with no need to book ! Here is the program again:

• Transition Scotland Groups Gathering – Friday 10th October – 9.30am to 12.30pm: What do we need as a network to make Transition happen in Scotland?
• REconomy Scotland – half day workshop on Friday 10th from 1.30pm to 5.30pm: How we can make local economies thrive against a backdrop of change and environmental constraints.
• Evening Transition Social with Rob Hopkins – Friday 10th from 7pm At the newly re-opened Byre Theatre in St Andrews
• Transition Roadshow – Saturday 11th October from 9.30am to 5pm: Presentations, workshops, walkshops and a BIG discussion on the BIG questions.

The Transition UStA website has full details at

To book click here

Many thanks,
Ali and the rest of the Transition UStA team

Here is a full listing —–


Friday 10th October

9.30-12.30: Transition Scotland Gathering – Glass Class, St Andrews Botanic Garden
An informal meeting to discuss how we are doing with Transition in Scotland and what we need to build capacity for the future. If you would like to join us for this event you would be very welcome – please select the appropriate option when booking your ticket for the Friday afternoon and/or Saturday using the booking system linked below. If you wish to attend ONLY the Friday morning session please email to book your place.

13.30-17.30: REconomy Workshop – Enabling REconomy in a Post-Referendum Scotland – St Andrews Town Hall
Following the outcome of the Referendum, this is a time for ambition around how to develop more sustainable and resilient communities in Scotland. In this climate of opportunity and transformation we invite you to come and explore what it is to revision and change local economies in Post-Referendum Scotland. This event will be about sharing inspiring examples around the themes of local currencies and trading systems, supporting local resilience, social enterprise and forming relationships based on new enterprise and economic principles. There will be how-to sessions on the resourcing and developing REconomy projects and collaborative activities to build connections and turn ideas into practice based on what works. Register using the link below.

19.00-22.00: Evening Transition Social – Byre Theatre
We are delighted to welcome Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition movement, to join us for a talk on the problems and opportunities facing local communities taking action on oil dependency, climate change, and other sustainability issues. This will be followed by an evening of musical entertainment and celebration led by student group Music is Love.

Saturday 11th October

9.30-17.00: Transition Roadshow Workshop Day – Arts Lecture Theatre
Transition Network and Transition University of St Andrews have arranged a day of workshops and exchanges on positive community action, suitable for established Transition Initiatives, new groups, and others working on or interested in similar environmental and social issues. A complete programme will be released soon, but attendees will be able to choose between workshops on Transition as a concept, supporting healthy Transition Initiatives, REconomy (a briefer workshop than the previous day), using Engaging Participatory Monitoring Techniques, Practical Ideas for Community Food Projects, and a session on the Big Questions surrounding the work and future of local community initiatives in Scotland and Northern England. Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Register using the link below.

17.00-19.00: Optional Early Dinner at a Local Restaurant – Venue to be confirmed
The Transition Team would like to invite everyone to join them for dinner at a local restaurant with options to suit a variety of tastes, diets and budgets. We will aim to be finished around 7pm so those travelling to St Andrews can return home if desired. Please register your intent to attend dinner when you register for the Roadshow so we can make a booking. Please note that all attendees will be expected to fund their own meal.

Alistair Macleod
Transition University of St Andrews
Building a resilient community together
Tel: 01334 464000
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Our friends in St Andrews are running a weekend of great events, including a talk by original founder Rob Hopkins.  See the flyer below or follow this link.

StAnd Roadshow


The NHTT Applepress is available for hire.

For a calendar and bookings please see this page .


Sunday 13th April at Monimail Tower Project

11-1pm Brassica propagation, come prick out a variety of brassicas (inc caulis, brocs, cabs and kales) to take away and tray of plants for your garden or allotment.  
All welcome
Please bring your own seed trays as we don’t have loads.
Stay on for these if you fancy:
1-2pm – lunch 
2 – 3pm – Monimail Tower Project Annual Meeting and discussion on this years aims etc.

aAGM 2013

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     The AGM will be held in Collessie Hall at 8pm. All membesrs most welcome.

Tom Dearie from Collessie has contacted us as he is organising a bulk order of heating oil. Anyone who is interested in this way of saving money should contact him direct. His email follows

Hi everyone,

I’m probably going to order some oil next week and wondered if anyone wanted any pre-Christmas.

If we get a few deliveries then we’ll maybe save a bob or two.

If interested please let me know by Monday at the latest with your address and phone number. Gleaner Oils have consistently been the cheapest over the past few times but I will do a price comparison as usual.



Tom Dearie
m: 07789 397607
t: 01337 810786
village website:

2013 AGM

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Hi Members,

it’s time for the annual general meeting again, Yippee!

It will be on Tuesday 17th Dec at 8pm, venue to be confirmed.

There is some formal business to attend to, but this should be minimal. We will then adjourn to some pre-festive social.

So please come along it you have any quetsions about NHTT, any great ideas, or you just fancy a wee tipple.

I’ll post again next week to confirm venue, etc.

Is that snow I hear falling? Tom

Venue to be confirmed