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Climate Beacons for COP26 launch

More than 30 environmental, cultural and heritage organisations are coming together in regions across Scotland to inspire public engagement and positive action in the run-up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.

An initiative of Creative Carbon Scotland, ECCI is proud to be one of the co-ordinating partners, alongside Architecture & Design Scotland, Creative Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland, Scottish Library and Information Council and Sustainable Scotland Network.

Seven Climate Beacons

Seven hubs known as ‘Climate Beacons’ are taking form in Argyll, Caithness & East Sutherland, Fife, Inverclyde, Midlothian, the Outer Hebrides, and Tayside. Bringing together shared resources and knowledge from cultural and climate organisations, the Climate Beacons will provide a welcoming physical and virtual space for the public, artists and cultural sector professionals, environmental NGOs, scientists and policymakers to discuss and debate COP26 themes and climate action specific to each local area.

Cultural organisations

Cultural organisations including An Lanntair, Taigh Chearsabagh, Lyth Arts Centre, Timespan, Dundee Repertory Theatre, V&A Dundee, ONFife, Cove Park, The Beacon Arts Centre and RIG Arts will collaborate with organisations including Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Community Energy Scotland, British Geological Survey, James Hutton Institute and Argyll and the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust, among others.


The Beacons will operate across the lead-up to, during, and after COP26. Planned themes include Scotland’s temperate rainforests, industrial heritage, water, adaptation to climate change, land use, biodiversity, green jobs, and the recovery from COVID-19.

Climate Beacons for COP26 is an initiative of Creative Carbon Scotland, a charitable organisation that works with individuals, organisations and strategic bodies across the cultural and sustainability sectors to harness culture’s vital role in achieving a more environmentally sustainable Scotland.

Find out more

Follow #ClimateBeacons and visit the Climate Beacons website.