We have exciting news – we’ve been chosen as one of seven 'Climate Beacons' that are taking form around the country to work on local climate challenges in the run-up to, during and beyond the COP26 conference taking place in Glasgow in November.

Climate Beacons is a Scotland wide collaborative project between climate change or environmental organisations and arts, heritage or cultural organisations. We have joined forces with Cove Park, an international artists residency centre in Cove, to raise awareness of Argyll's unique rainforests and tackle climate change. 

ACT Development Manager Julie Young explained, "The Argyll Climate Beacon will involve workshops, Climate Cafes, Rainforest field trips, artists residencies and production of a film. We are looking forward to integrating these with many of ACT's existing projects. We're particularly looking forward to planting a new area of native forest at the Cove Park site. There's so much potential for this partnership to continue beyond COP26, and great to have new artistic input to our activities".

Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, CEO at Cove Park, said "We are thrilled to work with ACT and Creative Carbon Scotland on this urgent project that pivots around cultural and activist organisations joining forces to tackle climate change. We look forward to co-learning new strategies and methodologies for raising awareness and driving long-lasting behavioural change to help protect and regenerate our rainforests".  

Climate Beacons for COP26 is an initiative of Creative Carbon Scotland, a charitable organisation that works with individuals, organisations and strategic bodies across the cultural and sustainability sectors to harness culture’s vital role in achieving a more environmentally sustainable Scotland. 

Keep up to date with our activities on our Argyll Beacon webpage and find out more about our partners, Cove Park, here. For more details about the six other Beacons that are forming across the country visit www.climatebeacons.com