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Guest: Lucy Conway

Lucy Conway is a former director of the Eigg Heritage Trust, and is one of the principal instigators and fundraisers who supported the buyout of Eigg and setting up the Eigg Electric utility system, along with the island’s other activities. She has had many other roles in her working life, including as an Island Communities Fund Manager, where she helped deliver the Scottish Government’s Island Communities Fund, a £2.6 million investment to deliver a green economic recovery in Scotland’s Island communities. She has extensive experience in project management, advice, training, and more for a wide range of Highlands & Islands and Scotland-wide initiatives. She has also worked in the creative and arts sector for over 30 years, including organizing and coordinating events, training courses, theatre or music tours and conferences.

On Twitter: @eiggbox

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[Episode #212] – Transition in Eigg

Twenty-six years ago, on a wee island with just 65 residents off the west coast of Scotland, the seeds of a fascinating energy transition project were planted. That began a long process which ultimately made it possible for the island’s inhabitants to become the world’s first community to launch an off-grid electric system powered by wind, water and solar.

In the Autumn of 2023, Chris traveled to that island—the Isle of Eigg—to see it for himself, and interview some of the key people who were involved in making it happen. You’ll learn all about how it happened and what the island’s residents plan to do next in their pursuit of greater self-determination and self-sufficiency.

This is our second show in the new, place-based format we piloted in Episodes #186 and #187. Instead of exploring a particular topic with one guest who has a noncommercial perspective, as most of our shows have done so far, this new format aims to tell the stories about how the energy transition is proceeding in some of the places Chris is visiting in his ongoing travels as a peripatetic podcaster. There will be more episodes in this format to come, and we hope you enjoy them.

Geek rating: 4