Knoydart climate group one of seven Scottish communities picked for special programme

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Knoydart Climate Conversations Working Group has been selected as one of seven Scottish communities to participate in the Community Climate Action Programme delivered by environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The exciting new programme will support seven communities from the Highlands to the Scottish Borders to produce tailored community climate action plans.

Keep Scotland Beautiful will support Knoydart Climate Conversations Working Group to begin its actions, signpost them to sources of further advice and funding relevant to their plan and help them establish how they will evaluate impact, over the coming months.

Lachie Robinson from Knoydart Climate Conversations Working Group explained: ‘We’re so excited about being selected to work with Keep Scotland Beautiful over the coming months to develop our own bespoke plan to help tackle climate change in our community.

‘We’re looking forward to our first engagement workshop and will be reaching out to encourage everyone to get involved. Thank you so much to Keep Scotland Beautiful for this fantastic opportunity to further realise our aspirations for positive climate and ecological action on Knoydart.

‘We are so excited to see where this project will lead us and are looking forward to putting in our all as a community. Bring it on!’

Net Zero Secretary Michael Matheson said COP26 coming to Scotland was a unique opportunity to advance the society-wide transformation demanded by the climate crisis and that he was determined to make sure it leaves a lasting legacy.

Over the next few months, through a range of workshops, Knoydart Climate Conversations Working Group will be supported to reimagine its community with a low carbon future in mind.

Katie O’Donnell, communities manager with Keep Scotland Beautiful, added: ‘We’re very much looking forward to working with Knoydart Climate Conversations Working Group over the coming months to create a bespoke plan for action to tackle the climate crisis and to help Scotland meet the ambition of becoming a Net Zero Nation.’