Fintry is the village in Stirlingshire. The Development Trust there has a windturbine. The community are doing some amazing things; tackling fuel poverty, insulating and other 'community based' activities.
The most amazing thing about the place is the people. On the evidence of meeting a number of them; surprise surprise; they're normal. They worry about jobs, their kids, and all the general stuff we all do. However, where they are different is this.
They have collectively got off their butts and put together an event which is about passing on knowledge. On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March, you can come along to see a varied menu of goodies. There will an interesting tussle of words and movie clips between an ice cream magnate and land activist in a 'no holds barred' debate refereed by a TV celebrity. Al Gore will be there, on film. You can visit and touch wind turbines. Local people who are living with bio mass, heat pumps and solar panels are throwing their doors open for a wee nosey, if you like. It's all free and gratis.
If the weather is half way good then it is a stunning part of the country; convenient for all the main Scottish towns. For my part, I will be going along expecting to learn something, meet some great people and generally have a fine old time. Hope to see you there.