A new report released a few days ago shows that the Climate Beacons shone bright in their first year, engaging new people across Scotland in the climate conversation and bringing abstract climate change concepts to life. Climate Beacons is a Scotland-wide collaborative project between arts, heritage and cultural organisations and climate change and environmental organisations to stimulate long-term public engagement with climate change, with seven Beacons across the country. The ground-breaking initiative, created by Creative Carbon Scotland, was originated for COP26 (the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow in 2021) produced more than 160 events that involved over 50 organisations and attracted more than 18,000 attendees and 129, 000 digital engagements. Scottish Government Culture Minister Neil Gray said: ‘Almost a year on from COP26 in Glasgow. Climate Beacons are continuing to produce a rich, creative mix of events and activities for people and communities across Scotland to raise awareness of climate change.’
The seven Beacons are Argyll, Caithness & East Sutherland, Fife, Inverclyde, Midlothian, the Outer Hebrides and Tayside, and you can learn more about them and their work on our website.