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Creative Climate Storyline for the Outer Hebrides

ECCI resident Adaptation Scotland is partnering with the Outer Hebrides climate hub Làn Thìde and the Met Office to commission a creative Climate Storyline.

The aim of the creative Climate Storyline is to develop a bespoke community Storyline piece which combines Met Office analysis of changes to winter storm events with local lived experience in the islands.

Local artist Sandra Kennedy has now been commissioned and will be working with community members throughout February and March to co-develop the Storyline piece and trial its use in engagement settings, to build confidence that together local partners can build a hopeful, adapting, resilient future for the islands.

Climate Beacons for COP26

Làn Thìde is one of seven Climate Beacons for COP26, a Scotland-wide collaborative climate and culture project in the lead-up to and following COP26.

Seven hubs known as ‘Climate Beacons’ - in Argyll, Caithness & East Sutherland, Fife, Inverclyde, Midlothian, the Outer Hebrides, and Tayside - have joined forces to bring together shared resources and knowledge from cultural and climate organisations in their region.

The hubs aim to 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. 

ECCI is also a co-ordinating partner of the initiative, supporting the Climate Beacons project as a whole to stimulate long-term public engagement between environmental and arts organisations in the lead up to and following COP26.

Adaptation Scotland

With a team based at ECCI, Adaptation Scotland provides advice and support to help Scotland be prepared and resilient to the effects of climate change.

The Adaptation Scotland programme provides advice and support to help organisations, businesses and communities prepare for, and build resilience to these impacts.

Their team of adaptation experts is on hand to offer advice, and link organisations, businesses and communities to tools, resources and projects that can help them adapt.