Seven small Scottish towns will continue to receive support to take place-based climate action, after the project was funded for a second year.
Our Climate Action Towns project has had year two funding confirmed from the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Directorate. This will allow us to continue working with local communities to support place-based climate action in a network of seven small Scottish towns.
Two more towns to become Climate Action Towns
Reflecting the success of the work so far, two new towns are to join the project. The additional two towns will be identified using the same data-driven approach as the original seven, this time with a focus on areas with high levels of child poverty.
Speaking about the funding award, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport Mr Michael Matheson MSP said:
“It is great to see the progress that has been made across all seven climate action towns. The feedback shows that this initiative has helped people increase their awareness and understanding of climate change and to identify and put in place local action to tackle it. This is a strong foundation as the work moves into its next phase in year two.
“I am delighted the towns programme will be expanded to include two further towns. This programme offers the opportunity for communities to be at the heart of a just and fair transition to net zero and I look forward to seeing the progress made over the next year.”
If you live or work in any of the seven Climate Action Towns and would like to learn more, please get in touch here to register your interest.
The towns currently involved in the Climate Action Towns project are:
- Highlands - Invergordon and Alness
- West Lothian - Blackburn
- Argyll & Bute - Campbeltown
- North Ayrshire - Stevenston
- North Lanarkshire - Holytown
- Dumfries & Galloway - Annan