Climate Change Message in a Bottle

Climate Change Message in a Bottle

Climate Change Message in a Bottle is a participatory multi-media art project which brought the voices of young islanders from Scotland and around the world to COP26. The project was founded by Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, and is kindly funded by the Scottish Government.

After educational workshops on climate science, clean energy and COP26, participating schoolchildren put together messages to delegates and representatives at COP26 in Glasgow about the climate crisis and their islands. Watch the video, created by UistFilm, to see what young islanders had to say to world leaders!

Click here to explore our interactive map of messages from island schoolchildren around Scotland and the world.

With thanks to the Scottish Government for additional funding and support, the project was able to continue in 2022 for Scotland’s Year of Stories. In this second phase of their project, children expressed their hopes and desires for a sustainable, carbon neutral future on their islands. You can explore their stories and artwork here:

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This project would not be possible without the kind collaboration of Island Innovation, Youth Scotland, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, UistFilm, Glasgow Science Centre, Scottish Islands Federation, and the funding and support of the Scottish Government.

Person standing next to gaiant scupture made out of waste plastic bottles.


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