Landscape and Place for Success - A Call to Action
Scotland’s Landscape Alliance Online Event
Tuesday, 20th October 2020: 10.30am – 12.00pm
This online event will launch Scotland’s Landscape Alliance’s Landscape and Place for Success and the 3 detailed position statements that inform the recommendations to:
- Increase Scotland’s resilience to climate change and associated environmental challenges
- Improve the health and wellbeing of people in Scotland and reduce health inequalities
- Support integrated land uses and deliver inclusive growth in Scotland’s economy
This event coincides with the 20th anniversary of the European Landscape Convention and International Landscape Day and highlights the need for continued support to ensure a collective focus on the importance of landscape and place in delivering its many future benefits that are essential to Scotland’s National Outcomes and a Green Recovery.
In advance of the event, Scotland’s Landscape Alliance is asking attendees to consider their priorities in terms of the first actions out of the ten outcomes that the SLA aim to achieve over the next five years across each of the three themes.
Click here for access to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LZVZB9V
The objective is to determine the ongoing work of the SLA around the development of a supported plan of action for each of the outcomes and to continue to gain public and political support for the better care of Scotland’s landscapes and places to maximise future benefits.
10.30 Welcome and Aims of the Event - Stuart Brooks, Head of Conservation, National Trust for Scotland and Co-Chair of SLA
10.40 Landscape and Place for Success – The Journey and Key Outcomes: Rachel Tennant, Chair Landscape Institute Scotland and Co-Chair of SLA
10.50 Landscape and Resilience to Environmental Challenges - Deryck Irving , Director of Strategy and Development, Green Action Trust and Chair of SLA Working Group
11.00 Landscape for Health and Wellbeing - Dr Matthew Lowther, Head of Service for Place and Equity, Public Health Scotland and Chair of SLA Working Group
11.10 Landscape, Land Use and the Economy - David Miller, Knowledge Exchange Co-ordinator, James Hutton Institute and Chair of SLA Working Group
11.25 Facilitated Delegate Discussion: Priority outcomes and ongoing actions of the SLA
12.00 Summing up and Next Steps - Stuart Brooks, Head of Conservation, National Trust for Scotland and Co-Chair of SLA