Làn Thìde is a collective and network of arts, heritage, community, environmental and third sector organisations, located in the Outer Hebrides, established to create a programme of public engagement focused on climate change and developed with community collaboration at it’s core. 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 most importantly following COP26.
We hope that through collaborative community design and community engaged workshops we can address topics such as adaptation, resilience, and utilising a creative approach to climate change.
The new site is a one-stop information hub for all Beacon events and activities, with talks from crofters, authors and energy experts featured alongside art exhibitions and design competitions. We are also encouraging users to get directly involved in the conversation with the ‘Tell Us Your Story’ page. This will be an opportunity for visitors to have their voices heard by organisations central to strategising against and adapting to the worst effects of climate change. We’re collecting local knowledge, memories, anecdotes and evidence of how our lives, land and wildlife have been impacted so far. This information is invaluable for building the big picture of how the Outer Hebrides are changing; an interactive mapping page will help to visualise this, providing a live resource and digital legacy of COP26