Scottish Islands on the front line of climate emergency

23oct2:00 pm3:00 pmScottish Islands on the front line of climate emergency2:00 pm - 3:00 pm OrganiserFestival of PoliticsEvent TypeWebinar & Talks

Event Details

Scotland’s islands are the ‘canary down the mine’ on the climate emergency. Since 2000, the rising sea levels, heavier rainfall and frequent powerful storms have been eroding the dunes and machair land that protects many low-lying communities whose well-being and livelihoods are now being altered.

Join the panel to hear from local island communities dealing and adapting to the climate emergency on their doorstep: from innovative carbon-neutral energy and transport schemes, to food sustainability and packaging-free shops, the future lies in the islands.

This event is chaired by Liam McArthur MSP, Deputy Convener of the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee and Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm