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Climate / First day of climate festival kicks off

Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation's John Robertson at the event on Friday. Photo: SIC

SHETLAND’s first climate festival got underway at the Clickimin this afternoon (Friday).

The festival, which is being run by the council, includes an exhibition in the Bowls Hall as well as workshops tomorrow (Saturday).

The aim is to help Shetlanders make climate positive changes in their lives.

The exhibition hall features stalls on local food production, electric vehicles, composting and wildlife.

Photo: Shetland News

Moraig Lyall, chair of the council’s environment and transport committee, said as the festival began on Friday afternoon: “This weekend is all about bring together all sorts of organisations and companies that are doing things to try and mitigate climate, improve sustainability and giving them all a venue in which to showcase the work that they’re doing.

“The community side of things, it’s giving people a place where they can come and learn about all this going on, learn about things they might want to think about maybe implementing in their own house or ways in which they might want to change their own lifestyle.”

Tomorrow’s events include tours of the Novara Artic Icebreaker research ship, tips on how to help nature from RSPB and an introduction to climate science, all accompanied by local food courtesy of Taste of Shetland.

Find the full programme here.

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