Please join us at Cove Park on Tuesday 15 February, from 2-4.00pm, for the second in our series of Climate Cafés, organised as part of the Argyll Beacon, a partnership between Cove Park and Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust (ACT). The Argyll Beacon, which focuses upon Scotland’s rainforest, is one of a network of seven Climate Beacons across Scotland, launched in 2021 in advance of the COP26 Conference in Glasgow.

This Café will focus on local biodiversity, and our guest speakers are Marina Curran-Colthart, Local Biodiversity Officer for Argyll & Bute Council, and Angharad Ward, ACT’s officer for the Collaborative Action for the Natura Network, a consortium of 11 partners working to save peatlands and wetlands across Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. The Café is an opportunity to learn about key environmental projects in Argyll and to take part in an informal conversation about the impact of climate change on our region.

This event is free and everyone is welcome. Places are limited, so please book via EventBrite. Contact Emma Henderson, Cove Park’s Curator of Engagement, for further information.

We are also delighted to confirm that the artist Juliana Capes was awarded the Argyll Beacon Artists in Schools Commission, to work with local secondary schools in Argyll & Bute. Rachel McBrinn and Alison Scott were awarded the Argyll Beacon Film Commission, to develop a new moving image work responding to Scotland’s rainforest.

Image: Glen Creran, Argyll (courtesy ACT)