Highlands and Islands Climate Festival

Highlands and Islands Climate Festival logo
Friday 1 September 2023 - 00:00 to Saturday 30 September 2023 - 00:00

Communities are encouraged to hold events celebrating their local communities culminating in a region wide local picnic celebration on Saturday 30th September

2023 Festival

The Highland & Islands Climate Festival is a celebration of localism and community engagement with a focus on climate action to be held from 1st – 30th September 2023. The festival will feature a diverse range of fun and informative events, including active travel, repair cafes, growing open days, film screenings, talks, and competitions.

The festival aims to bring people together across the region, both in person and online, to inspire action on climate change. Through collaboration with community organisations, the festival fosters a sense of local ownership and empowers individuals to make a positive difference in their communities. 

  • Celebrate and raise awareness of climate-friendly action, initiatives, and organisations across the region 

  • Encourage participation in local community climate action and promote low-carbon sustainable living 

  • Raise the profile of the Highlands, Orkney, and Shetland as leaders in community-led climate action and advocates for sustainable, local living, working, and visiting

  • Promote biodiversity, environmental protection, and appreciation for nature in the region 

  • Empower individuals and organisations to take action on climate change and contribute to a more sustainable future for the Highlands & Islands.