Black Isle

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The Black Isle, Highland
latitude: 57.6035, longitude: -4.2674
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The Black Isle is a Peninsula in Highland at latitude 57° 36′ 13″ North, longitude 4° 16′ 3″ West.

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The Black Isle is a peninsula in Easter Ross bound by the Beauly and Moray Firths to the south and the Cromarty Firth to the North. Settlements on the Black Isle include Muir of Ord, Conon Bridge, Culbokie, Munlochy, Avoch, Fortrose, Rosemarkie, Cromarty, Tore and North Kessock. The A9 trunk road runs across the Black Isle between the Kessock Bridge north of Inverness and a causeway over the Cromarty Firth.

Transition Black Isle is an active community group that is currently aiming to find alternatives to car usage through the Million Miles project. Community mapping is an important element of the project, with the group encouraging local people to add walking and cycling routes to OpenStreetMap. In early 2014, Transition Black Isle launched cycleroutes.transitionblackisle.org - an embedded version of CycleStreets that makes it easier for people to plan quiet routes by bike. Transition Black Isle is hosting mapping meetings during the Million Miles project. The first was a mapping party in Culbokie in September 2013.

Pub Meet-up in Munlochy, Thursday 2nd October 2014

The next meeting is an informal pub meet-up at the Allangrange Arms in Munlochy on Thursday 2nd October 2014. It is a chance to do some editing or simply find out more about what the project is trying to achieve. Visit the Transition Black Isle's website for more information, or email millionmiles@transitionblackisle.org.