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Across the Inner Forth, from Stirling City to Forth Bridges, heritage and communities have historically been entwined in narratives of change and adaptation – whether that be environmental, economic or societal. Today, changing climate, flood susceptibility, built development, economic change, recreation and covid-19 are putting new pressures on people and place.
What is Climate FORTH?
Through collaboration and co-creation, pilot schemes will explore how new adaptive responses to change can safeguard, sustain and re-purpose our unique natural, cultural and built heritage assets. We will ensure that adapting to change in the Inner Forth is part of a just transition and we hold at the core of this project, the aim to support our most at-risk communities. In particular, we wish to support young people and those facing environmental deprivation and inequality, to increase their resilience, wellbeing and access to opportunities.
Climate FORTH will make the following differences for local heritage, people and place by working in targeted locations within the Inner Forth’s four local authority areas and 215 km2 landscape, disseminating our findings to inspire further action:
- The Inner Forth's heritage is valued and has inspired action to meet Scotland's net zero climate targets and made positive economic and societal change.
- The Inner Forth's natural and built heritage assets have an increased resilience to societal and climatic change.
- People and places within the Inner Forth have an increased resilience to change, as a result of heritage supporting the economy, healthy lifestyles, sustainable choices and a just transition.
Where will Climate FORTH be delivered?
The interactive map below gives an overview of where some location-specific activities will take place. You can also explore the area on this ArcGIS Web Application.
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Climate FORTH Activities
Objective 1: Supporting the resilience of communities to climate and other change
Community Heritage Group Training and Mentoring
Family Focused Outreach
Local Resilience Plans & Participatory Budgets
Young Leaders Pilot
Mix & Match Training for Young People
Objective 2: Demonstrating innovative approaches to managing heritage assets that address the need for climate change adaptation and mitigation
Using VR to Engage Communities
Increasing Natural Heritage Resilience
Increasing Historic Heritage Resilience
Objective 3: Supporting economic resilience with new, sustainable and interconnected uses of heritage assets
Inner Forth Bike Bus
Climate FORTH's Visitor Events
Inner Forth Tourism Toolkit & Business Training
Revitalising the Round the Inner Forth Cycle Route
Visitor Giving Scheme
Cross-cutting Activity: Climate FORTH Communications
It is our hope to share learning from the pilots, influence adaptation and promote transition to a climate ready place, by providing or facilitating quality experiences and information aligned with Climate FORTH objectives.
Climate FORTH’s Development
The group of activities have been selected and shaped by both pre-development and NLHF development phases throughout which a range of stakeholder engagement, desk-based research and scoping works - or co-design efforts - were undertaken by the Climate FORTH staff team and external contractors with specialist skills and knowledge. This work was supported and informed by the IFF Board and Steering Group, Natural and Historic Heritage Working Groups, Youth Advisory Panel and youth panel pilot participants.
- Engage with a range of key stakeholders – community representatives, sectoral management and a range of organisations that were part of the IFF Natural Heritage and Historic Heritage working groups.
- Identify need and opportunity to deliver new work in the landscape
- Identify who should benefit most from this new work.
- Identify the pilot locations to work in
- Identify the methods we should use to deliver pilot work.
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