Expanding the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network

The funding of local action hubs is to be extended after the success of the ones covering the North East (Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire) and the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland.

In Orkney several groups are part of the Scottish Government funded scheme:

  • Shapinsay Development Trust
  • Stromness Community Development Trust
  • Sanday Development Trust
  • Transition North Ronaldsay
  • Westray Development Trust

The scheme has helped to fund a range of projects locally from energy to flood prevention.

The expansion of the scheme will be funded to the tune of £4.3 million as part of the Scottish Government’s Climate Action Hub programme to around 20 communities across the country.

Commenting Net Zero Secretary in the Scottish Government, Michael Matheson said:

“Our national climate change targets, as passed almost unanimously by the Scottish Parliament, are our collective responsibility and meeting them will require action at all levels. Local communities have a major role to play in delivering our shared net zero agenda and I want to make sure that we support and enable that action.

“That is why we are expanding our successful climate action programme to create a national network of hubs. This place-based approach will put communities at the heart of the transition to net zero and help ensure that everyone has a say in how Scotland responds to the climate crisis.”

Click on this link to find out more about The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network

SCCAN is a volunteer-led network with membership open to any community group across Scotland that is taking action on the climate crisis and to any organisation that is involved with or supports such community-led action.

Stromness waterfront Image credit Martin Laird

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