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Our national conversations

Our national conversations

We know that there are thousands of you across Scotland working to keep Scotland beautiful, and we thought it would be nice to bring people together from all corners of the country to hear from influential, knowledgeable and inspiring individuals and organisations who are taking real action to combat climate changetackle litter and wasterestore biodiversity and nature and improve place.

So, we’ve put together a series of FREE online themed national conversations, linked to our strategy and four key strategic objectives, to help you understand the environmental challenges of our time and inspire and encourage positive action.

Pop the dates for our upcoming events in your diary and please come to hear about practical action being taken by people who are truly making a difference.

Prepare to be inspired.

Our series of national conversations

We have four national conversations planned over the coming months.  More details on speakers will be released closer to the time, and recordings of the events will be made available here for those who can’t attend on the day to watch back.

All events will be hosted on MS Teams and facilitated and chaired by Keep Scotland Beautiful.  Registration will be through Eventbrite and links will be added here as we open them to you.

Improving heritage and place

When: 20 August 2024, 13:00 - 14:00

Topic: A panel discussion and Q&A

Featuring: Ginny Sharp, Senior Environmental Assessment and Advice Officer, Historic Environment Scotland, Rachel Sedman, Development Manager, Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust, Martin Yeoman, Guided Tour Training participant, and Liam Mason, Falkirk High School.

Chair: Barry Fisher, Chief Executive, Keep Scotland Beautiful

Register here.

Restoring nature and biodiversity

When: TBC

Topic: A panel discussion and Q&A

Featuring: to be announced

Chair: Barry Fisher, Chief Executive, Keep Scotland Beautiful

Register here: Eventbrite link coming soon.

Tackling litter

Rewatch our National Conversation on tackling litter, chaired by our Chief Executive Barry Fisher and featuring a key note address from broadcaster Sean Batty and panellists including environmental ambassador Mike Scotland, Decathlon store manager Ryan Wood, Director of Low Impact Living (LIL) Louise Hastie and environmental campaigner and ethical influencer Laura Young.

Combatting climate change

Rewatch our first National Conversation on climate action in sport, chaired by our former Deputy Chief Executive Catherine Gee and featuring a key note address from Maree Todd Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport with panellists Hearts Women and New Zealand international Katie Rood, Jim Crawford and Keith Lasley of St Mirren and Calvin Cox, rugby player and RBS youth ambassador for Aberdeenshire RFC (ARFC).

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