26th May 2021 – Reaching Out
Our trustees have begun the public outreach project, going door-to-door to all 450 homes in the community with membership forms and leaflets. So keep an eye out for them!
CLICK HERE if you’d like to become a member and join our mailing list. Membership is free and you’ll be kept up to date with activities and events in the community
24th May 2021 – E-Bike Trial Extended
The two community E-bikes have proved a great success so far being out on the road almost every day! And the great news is that the kind folk at Huntly Development Trust have allowed the trial to be extended, so please drop us an email or get in touch with The Shop at Daviot if you’d like to try one out. We also have a spare mountain bike available if three of you want to go out together.
Rental is £5 per day and you can do up to 60miles on a single charge!
17th May 2021 – Press Release
Today we published our first press release spreading news about our activities. Look out for it in your local media outlets or read it for yourself here.
This also marks the start of the wider community engagement exercise as we go door-to-door taking membership forms to all 450 homes in the Daviot Community.
Daviot Climate Question Time – Your local election candidates
On 28th April 2021 at 7:30pm
Hear what the candidates for the upcoming Scottish Parliament election are planning to do about the Climate and Ecological Emergency and ask them questions.
We have confirmations from Graeme Downie (Scottish Labour), Gillian Martin (SNP), Stewart Whyte (Scottish Conservatives), Conrad Wood (Scottish Liberal Democrats), and Maggie Chapman (Scottish Greens).
The format of the event will be:
1. Introductions by each candidate (5-7 minutes each), including answers to specific questions around
a) achieving net zero 2045,
b) achieving true zero by 2030, and
c) what message you would send to COP26 in one sentence.
2. Responses by each candidate to a series of questions selected from those submitted by the audience beforehand.
3. Closing remarks by each candidate (3 minutes each)
Please email your questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 27th April
Please register for the event via the EventBrite Page
7:30pm - 28th April 2021
1st April – eBikes are coming!
We are excited to share we will be trialing a community e-bike scheme from 26th April 2021. This trial will run for 4 weeks and we’ll have two bikes available for hire. Discounts will be available for members, and you can sign up for free membership here. We are grateful to Huntly Green Travel Hub for loaning the bikes to Daviot for this trial. More information will follow.
1st April 2021
Want to learn more about smart homes and buildings? Watch back as we talk the benefits and FAQ’s about smart meters, smart and connected switches, and smart thermostats. We’ve also got our latest group update.
14th March 2021
This week we went through a wealth of information on electric vehicle ownership, talking about the need for EVs, the cost of ownership, distances, charging and choices available. The session starts with an update on our progress as a Scottish charity.
27th February 2021
In this informative sessions, we talk about the national energy system and how it is changing. We also start off with a progress update on the group, including our new organogram which shows the different initiative underway.
(Apologies, the recording didn’t start until half way through our regular update).
13th February 2021
This week we were fortunate enough to share a presentation from the Huntly and District Development Trust, with information about all the great work they have been doing to help their local community thrive, in a sustainable way. We also cover our regular update.
30th January 2021
Join us for our second launch event.
16th January 2021
Welcome to our launch event! You can watch the recording on our YouTube channel to learn more about the group, why we’ve started it and what we’re aiming for!