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Projects delivered by Alan Caldwell Associates

Designing New Programmes of Work

"Are You Ready?" is a new, pilot programme from Adaptation Scotland to engage local groups in a discussion about our changing climate and the effect it will have on their communities. Using self run workshops and short films the pilot aims to build a 'big conversation' involving communities across Scotland. 10 communities have signed up to run their events at the start of 2013.

Adaptation Scotland provides advice and support to help ensure that Scotland is prepared for, and resilient to the impacts of climate change.

"Are You ready?" is an invitation to local communities to plan for our changing climate and take part in a 'big conversation' across Scotland. In a pilot to run between November 2012 and March 2013, we aim to involve 20 communities across the country.

We have put together a short film to inform and promote discussion within a simple, self run structure for an evenings workshop.   Groups will be encouraged to think about who will be most affected; which places that they value are most at risk; and how lifestyles will have to change to adapt to our changing climate.  As this pilot is aimed at groups already engaged in creating a sustainable future, they will be asked to consider what they can do at a local level and what help they need from their partners.

At the end of the evening short video clips will be filmed to capture the main points of the conversation.  A short film will be logged on the Adaptation Scotland website to build a 'big conversation' across Scotland. Each community will be encouraged to use the films to start discussions with other in their communities. Adaptation Scotland will do all they can to provide them with information, guidance and advice going forward.

Following two well attended workshops to promote the pilot at this years Climate Challenge Fund Gathering, 10 communities have now signed up to run their event in January and February of 2013.  Representatives from all 10 will come together with national agencies and Local Authorities in March to review the local events and explore the potential for a major national roll out of 'Are You Ready?'.