Connecting With Nature In Scotland

by Madeleine Scobie When the Covid-19 pandemic started around March 2020, Scotland and the rest of the UK were put into several lockdowns throughout the year to try and control the spread of the virus.…Continue readingConnecting With Nature In Scotland

NESCAN hub is hiring!

Community Development Officer – 28 hours/week  Do you want to make a difference to the environment, local communities and the northeast of Scotland as a whole? Are you seeking a role as a community learning…Continue readingNESCAN hub is hiring!

That Vital Spark Reflections from a first-time visit to Stranraer

It’s a glorious, if chilly day, and there’s a little green fishing boat bobbing in the gentle waves of Stranraer harbour.  Running checks on his own vessel, a local fisherman tells me in his soft…Continue readingThat Vital Spark Reflections from a first-time visit to Stranraer

Update on SCCAN’s Regional Network Funding and Climate Action Hubs

Following on from our previous update on 10 March we are delighted to share with you the good news that SCCAN’s funding for the Regional Networks Project will be continued as part of the Scottish…Continue readingUpdate on SCCAN’s Regional Network Funding and Climate Action Hubs

‘Bike for Good’ learning exchange

Any SCCAN group member can use the community learning exchange (CLE) to learn from another community group. How it works: You identify a group, project or community that you would like to be mentored by…Continue reading‘Bike for Good’ learning exchange

Funding for Regional Network Support

Statement about the current situation For the past year SCCAN has been running an ambitious ‘Investing in Regional Networks’  programme to support regional level networking for those involved with community-led action to address the climate…Continue readingFunding for Regional Network Support


by Annie Lord Annie Lord is collaborating with A+E to explore the theme of the Regenerative Cathedral. Working from St Mary’s Cathedral on Palmerston Place, Annie is developing a story which responds to the climate…Continue readingPreservation


by Jonathan Baxter I wrote this ‘response’ in December 2022 when SCCAN asked me about a deadline I’d committed to. I wrote it off-the-cuff. It’s my way of introducing an embedded artist residency I’m engaged…Continue readingDeadline

Collaborating with CEMVO Scotland

We are looking forward to working with CEMVO Scotland in 2023. We will collaborate with them on two key projects – the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network, and the Race Equality Environmental Programme. EMEN connects ethnic minority groups…Continue readingCollaborating with CEMVO Scotland

70% discount on 2-Day, Zero Carbon Britain Online Training

As a SCCAN member, you are invited to take part in this excellent course: 2-Day, Zero Carbon Britain Online Training Course by the Centre for Alternative Technology on the 14th & 15th March. The price…Continue reading70% discount on 2-Day, Zero Carbon Britain Online Training