Council represented at Sustainable Scotland Conference

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar was represented at this week’s Sustainable Scotland Network Conference 2014.

The annual Conference, which was held in Edinburgh, has been the meeting place for public sector collaboration on sustainable development policy and practice for the past ten years.

With Scotland having world-leading climate change legislation, the 2014 Conference provided the forum for public sector professionals and stakeholders to talk tactics about meeting Scotland’s climate change targets and ambitions.

The conference’s focus was on sharing the best tactics for public sector aspiration, motivation and innovation on climate change.

The event brought together key partners to showcase the support available for public sector organisations, as well as best practice examples of public sector action on climate change and sustainable development.

David Macleay, Senior Regeneration Officer at the Comhairle and David Wright, Chairman of Horshader Community Group were asked to present their work with Horshader Community Food Growing project by the Sustainable Scotland Network.

Cllr Alasdair Macleod, Chair of Sustainable Development, said: “We were delighted that the Comhairle was given the opportunity to present and share the work on the Horshader Community Food Growing Project as an example of best practice at such a prestigious event.”

David Wright, Chairman of Horshader said: “We were pleased to have an opportunity to promote our Community Growing Project to a wider audience and we are delighted to share our experience.

“The Partnership working between the Comhairle and Horshader through the Climate Challenge Fund Ideas Bank is a great example of mutual goals being achieved through working together.”