Community News and Events: Inverness

Come to one of the Potato Day 2016 sessions!

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please share widely with gardening friends and groups.

Interview with Capability Brown

RoWAN:-How long has your business been around in Inverness , and where can local people sample your produce? Read more

Cooking to save money and reduce waste 3 week class FREE

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Where & When

Wed, 28/01/2015 (All day) - Wed, 11/02/2015 (All day)
Charleston Academy

Upcycling in Merkinch

Rowan upcycling event poster and information


Where & When

Sat, 17/01/2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Merkinch Community Centre Thornbush Rd Inverness

Vacancy (Maternity Cover) on Waste Less Inverness Project

RoWAN Zero Waste 

Project Officer

(maternity cover)

To be part of a team helping people to cut 

their waste in Inverness.

Contract 1st Oct 2014 — 31st March 2015. 

Two days a week flexible hours.

Salary £18 - £23k depending on experience

Closing date Monday 21st July. Read more

Wombles Waste Free Cooking sessions

10 Mums from the Inverness Wombles mother and toddlers group joined cooking tutor, Maureen Cusick to get tips on how to reduce food waste, through hands on cooking demonstrations as well as activities and discussion.

The course was considered a big success by those who attended. Senimili said, ‘I’m going to try to plan menus more and check use by dates” and Karen added, ‘I’ll be freezing a lot more leftovers.’

Pumpkin Stall

Come along and check out what to do with your leftover pumpkin.  The Zero Waste Volunteers will be on hand to give advice on composting and reducing food waste.  Free face painting, pumpkin soup to try and seeds to take home.

We are at North Kessock 10-12pm; and Simpsons Garden Centre 2.30-4.30pm.


Where & When

Sat, 30/10/2010 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
North Kessock Community Market and Simpsons Garden Centre, Inverness

Scarecrow Festival Winners Awarded Prizes!

Central PS Nursery Comical Scarecrow, little miss muffetCongratulations to this year's Scarecrow Festival winners!  It has been a great Scarecrow Festival with over 848 people voting for their favourite scarecrows.  It was a very close finish in the Comical Category with Central Primary School Nursery receiving 374 votes with 1st Tain Guides right behind them with 371 votes! 
In the Traditional Category, Inshes Primary School After School Club was in the lead, but Millburn Academy pulled ahead in the last day of voting, finishing with 10 votes more than Inshes.  The Eco Crow Category winner was Dalneigh Primary Schoool with 111 votes.  The overall winner, with 374 votes is Central Primary School Nursery.
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Vote Now For Your Favourite Scarecrow! 26th June - 14th July

Bikini ScarecrowThe time has come for you to vote for your favourite scarecrow for each category.  So have a good look at the Scarecrow Photo Gallery and then vote for your choices by selecting it from the polls below.  Remember to tell your friends and families to visit our website and vote too!  Good luck to all of the Scarecrows!  Click here to visit the Scarecrow Photo Gallery. It will open in a new window. Voting runs from 26th June to 14th July.  Winners and prizes will be announced on 16th July.

Scarecrow Festival Photos, Remember to Vote 26th June-14th July

Scarecrow SketchRoWAN's Scarecrow Festival has begun!  Thank you to all of the people who have taken part and made a scarecrow.  There are a lot of great scarecrows so please click here to see them.

Voting for the scarecrows will take place on our website from the 26th June to 14th July.  Have a look and remember to come back and vote for your favourites.  There will be a winner for each category (comical, eco-crow and traditional)  and an overall winner too!  Tell all of your friends and family to vote too. The winners will be announced on the 16th of July.  Good luck to all of our entrants! Read more