The learning for sustainability community in Scotland learned with great sadness of the passing of our friend and colleague Geoff Fagan in August 2017. As well as a loving husband and father, Geoff was the driving force behind the CADISPA Project (Conservation and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas), helping communities to build the capacity necessary for them to put in place local development in a sustainable way. He passionately believed in the potential of learning as the key to a sustainable future. Geoff was a lifelong Learning for Sustainability advocate and community learning practitioner and one of the founder Steering Group members of Learning for Sustainability Scotland. His vision, passionate commitment and inspiration will be sadly missed not just in Scotland but across the world.