Following on from the Climate Conversation meetings held in October 2019 and January 2020 (more to follow), it was suggested that a dedicated Assynt Development Trust web page be created with useful links relating to how people can get involved locally with climate action and other environmental action. This is it!
(Ideas are welcome as to what resources and links could go on here.)
A Facebook group with environmental discussions, notifications of local actions like beach cleans, and lots of interesting links and ideas.
A Facebook group for people seeking or offering lifts to and from Assynt, great for helping reduce carbon emissions from travel.
Climate action and environmental group which formed in 2019. Their main aim is simply to help everyone do more to help the planet. Their carbon cafes provide opportunities to discuss climate issues, share knowledge and get questions answered. These are one of the places where ideas for community instigated projects develop involving business, energy efficiency, recycling, food growing etc. Whilst it started out in the Ardgay & Lairg areas, it is Sutherland-wide and aims to help anyone get started on their climate journey or to join forces with other similar groups.
A network of local advice centres, with expert advisors offering free, impartial advice on energy saving, keeping warm at home, renewable energy, greener travel, cutting water waste and more. Their mission is to help people in Scotland create warmer homes, reduce their bills and help tackle climate change.
Energy Saving Scotland offers Transport Scotland interest-free loans for the purchase of eBikes – the loan is for up to £6,000, repayable over 4 years, and covers the following (per household):
2 x E-bikes capped at £3,000 each
1 x family e-cargo bike capped at £6,000
1 x adaptive E-bike capped at £6,000
E-bikes are available for Assynt residents to hire from Assynt Leisure Centre.
Bike hire in Assynt
People staying in Assynt can hire bikes to explore the area in an environmentally friendly way from Baddi-bikes, based at Baddidarroch, Lochinver.
Zero Waste Scotland works in resource efficiency and the circular economy to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted.