On 23 September 2021, we welcomed around 60 people to our virtual AGM and event on "20 years of 20-Minute Neighbourhoods in Scotland: circular economies in rural areas."
We explored the environmental and socio-economic benefits of the 20-Minute Neighbourhood concept, and what that looks like in practice, in rural Scotland. We shared a few of our developments, to help inspire other communities, looking particularly at developing rural circular economies.
The video recording of the event is above.
Speakers (in order of appearance):
Stefanie O'Gorman, Director of Sustainable Economics, Ramboll UK
An introduction to 20-Minute Neighbourhoods
Ronnie Macrae, CEO of Communities Housing Trust
CHT's approach to 20-Minute Neighbourhoods & examples in action
Janet Miles, managing director of Gairloch & Loch Ewe Action Forum (GALE)
GALE Centre case study, Gairloch
Hamish Trench, Chief Executive of the Scottish Land Commission
Scotland context: role of land and land reform in supporting 20-Minute Neighbourhoods
For more detail of CHT projects showing the 20-Minute Neighbourhood concept in action, see our Community-Led Case Studies, and Community Projects.
Thursday 23 September 2021, 11am (online, virtual)
This year for our AGM we're delving into the environmental and socio-economic benefits of the 20-Minute Neighbourhood concept, and what that looks like in practice, in rural Scotland. We'll be sharing a few of our developments, to help inspire other communities, looking particularly at developing rural circular economies.
We are extremely pleased to welcome our guest speakers:
The AGM is free and open to all, including non members. Community groups and development trusts are especially welcome. Please register to attend with the form below.
20 Years of 20-Minute Neighbourhoods in Scotland:
Circular economies in rural areas
11.15am 20-Minute Neighbourhood introduction: Stefanie O'Gorman, Ramboll UK
11.25am CHT approach and examples to 20-Minute Neighbourhoods
11.35am Gairloch case study: Janet Miles, MD of Gairloch & Loch Ewe Action Forum (GALE)
11.45am Keynote: Hamish Trench, Scottish Land Commission
11.55am Discussion: Q&A with audience (20-30mins)
12.15pm-ish Event end
We will be holding this years AGM in the Town House, Inverness. The event, sponsored by Triodos Bank, will begin at 9.45am on Friday the 16th of September and will run until about 2.30pm. This years event focuses on community led initiatives, and will feature a number of presentations from the likes of HIE, Ekopia, Laggan Community Trading Company and others. We will also have exhibits from Triodos, Carbon Dynamic, HIE and Woodland Crofts. See the full programme below.
All welcome, please contact email@example.com or 01463 233549 to let us know you're coming.
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