Làn Thìde is the collective name of the Outer Hebrides Climate Beacon; a network of arts, heritage, community, environmental and third sector organisations that brings together An Lanntair, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Ceolas, and Western Isles Libraries, alongside Community Energy Scotland, TSI Western Isles, Nature Scot, Adaptation Scotland, and the wider Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership Climate Change Working Group

Làn Thìde was established to create a programme of public engagement focused on climate change and developed with community collaboration at its core.

Image: The Bosta Beach Bell, Bosta Beach, Great Bernera

This programme aims to engage and inspire a diverse range of inhabitants in the Outer Hebrides, including its most remote communities. This engagement seeks to learn about the climate change impacts as expressed by rural and island voices in the Outer Hebrides, in order to collectively begin planning for a region wide process of adapting to the effects of climate change.

Climate Beacons for COP26 is a Scotland-wide collaborative project between climate change or environmental organisations and arts, heritage or cultural organisations to stimulate long-term public engagement in the lead-up to and following COP26. 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 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.