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Islands – present

22 March @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Exploring the realities of and gain insights into Scotland’s island communities in our upcoming Islands – present event.

What are the present opportunities and challenges facing and shaping the Scottish Islands? Explore the unique position, brilliant stories, and present realities of life in Scottish island communities in the second instalment of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Islands – past, present, and future event series.

Hear from a range of community leaders, and experts as they discuss themes from language, archaeology, and landscape to the climate crisis, crofting, renewable energy, as well as many other topics.

Working with communities – challenges and opportunities

13:00 – 13:10 | Welcome and introduction – day 1

13:15 – 13:20 | Introduction to UHI Islands Strategy | Professor Neil Simco

13:25 – 13:55 | An introduction to the Scottish islands | Professor Christopher A Whatley OBE, FRSE and Becky Stabler

14:00 – 14:30 | A personal perspective on Island opportunities and challenges | Brian Wilson

14:30 – 14:50 | Break

14:50 – 15:20 | Community land successes and opportunities | David Ewan Cameron and Rona Campbell

15:25 – 15:55 | Perspective on wind energy opportunities | Faye MacLeod

16:00 – 16:30 | The Galson Community Trust – trials, tribulations and successes | Agnes Rennie

16:35 – 16:45 | Closing


22 March
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Stornoway Campus Scotland HS2 0XR United Kingdom + Google Map

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