Who we are

Organising Group

Pat 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

Reem Al-Kayyem
Web Editor and North East locality facilitator, Transition Edinburgh
Architect and sustainable design specialist
Reem is interested in, sustainable buildings, public space and sustainable urban design; planning and place making.
Contact Reem

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

Isla Browning
Treasurer and North West locality facilitator, Transition Edinburgh
Member, Cramond & Barnton Community Council
Member, Edible Edinburgh
Researcher, Scottish Agricultural Science Agency
Isla is interested in community gardening, healthy food, and sustainable growing.
Contact Isla

Johanna Carrie
Convener and South West locality facilitator, Transition Edinburgh
Former board member, Harlaw Hydro
Former board member, Edinburgh Community Energy Co-operative
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

David 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