Transition Edinburgh connects and supports community groups, and initiates practical projects that strive for a greener, fairer, healthier and more resilient Edinburgh. 

As a local community-led network we aim to:
–  raise awareness of the problems of climate change and fossil fuels;
–  take and support actions that promote reductions in carbon emissions and fossil fuel use;
–  encourage a positive attitude to such lifestyle changes – different can be better;
–  co-operate with groups and individuals in ways that enhance local communities; and
–  promote a Carbon Neutral Edinburgh.


Steering Group

patPat Abel
South East locality facilitator, Transition Edinburgh
Board member, Nourish Scotland and the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network
Member of steering group, Sustainable Edinburgh Food City
Member, slow Food Edinburgh Committee
Former president, Edinburgh Businesswomen’s Club
Pat is interested in strategic planning and health related topics, sustainable growing and healthy food
Contact Pat

ReemReem Al-Kayyem
Web Editor and North East locality facilitator, Transition Edinburgh
Architectural designer and sustainable design specialist
Reem is interested in sustainable buildings and public spaces design, planning and place making.
Contact Reem

KathKatharina Bouchaar
North East locality facilitator, Transition Edinburgh
Waste and sustainable energy specialist
Sustainability Consultant, ESC Euro-Mediterranean Sustainability Consulting
Katharina is passionate about renewable energy, sustainable transport,  climate change, circular economy, waste management, and organic food.
Contact Katharina

islaIsla Browning
Treasurer and North West locality facilitator, Transition Edinburgh
Committee member of Friends of Granton Castle Walled Garden
Committee member of Friends of the River Almond Walkway
Former researcher, Scottish Agricultural Science Agency
Isla is interested in community gardening, healthy food, and sustainable growing.
Contact Isla

johannaJohanna Carrie
Chairperson Transition Edinburgh Pentlands.  TEP has focussed mainly on energy issues, which have become Johanna’s top priority
One of the founder board members of the Edinburgh Community Solar Cooperative
Former board member, Harlaw Hydro
Johanna has been interested in sustainability since the 1970s and a supporter of various environmental organisations including Friends of the Earth,  WWF, RSPB and the Marine Conservation Society
Contact Johanna

david1David Somervell
Convener, Transition Edinburgh.
ECCI Associate.
Director, Community energy Scotland
University Sustainability Adviser in the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Edinburgh
Former Energy Manager at the University of Edinburgh
David’s main interests are Low Carbon technology, community energy and district heating.
Contact David

Joy Stockley
Newsletter Editor, Transition Edinburgh
Contact Joy

Michael Wignallmike-e1527556049678.jpg
Steering Group Member
Recently returned to live in Edinburgh from New Zealand and very interested in storytelling as a medium for social and environmental change.
Mike worked for the NZ central government on educational and environmental projects with extensive involvement of Maori and Pacific Island community organisations.

contact Mike


Please see TE Constitution for consultation Nov 2018. We welcome your comments and feedback.