We are thrilled to announce today that Cove Park in partnership with Argyll & the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust (ACT) have been named as one of seven Climate Beacons that are taking shape across Scotland in the run-up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November.

We have joined forces with ACT to bring our collective cultural and environmental knowledge and skills to bear on the climate change challenges our Argyll communities face.

Across Scotland more than 30 environmental, cultural and heritage organisations are coming together with the same goal, and it’s incredibly exciting for us to be involved as the Argyll Beacon. Cove Park and ACT will focus upon Scotland’s rainforest. Most of this unique temperate habitat sits within Argyll and our Beacon will raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity in effective and inclusive conservation and regeneration.

The other ‘Climate Beacons’ are being established in Caithness & East Sutherland, Fife, Inverclyde, Midlothian, the Outer Hebrides, and Tayside and themes include Scotland’s industrial heritage, water, adaptation to climate change, land use, biodiversity, green jobs, and the recovery from COVID-19. Read more about this nationwide programme here.

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.

A Media Release including comment from Cove Park’s CEO Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey is available here: Launch Press Release Argyll.

For further information, please contact Alexia Holt directly.