Format of Golspie flood defence community engagement event details released
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Further details have been released of a community engagement event in Golspie to discuss flood protection measures for the village.
Representatives from the Highlands & Islands Climate Hub will be attending the all-day event in the YMCA building, located on Golspie’s Main Street, on Saturday, November 25.
Members of the public are being invited to drop in between 11am and 4pm to share their experiences of flooding, climate and weather issues in the Golspie area.
Members of the development trust Go Golspie will also be on hand to give an update on the progress towards a flood defence scheme for the village.
Go Golspie has been leading the project to date, although a new steering group is due to take it over.
Climate hub development officer Nadine Malcolm will run a workshop ‘Headlines from the Future’ from 11am-1pm. The workshop is free of charge but booking is essential. To book, visit Eventbrite and search for the name of the workshop.
A short film, commissioned by the climate hub in collaboration with filmmaker Cameron Mackay Productions, will be screened at 2pm.
The film highlights actions being taken by communities across the Highlands and Islands to combat the climate emergency. Golspie features prominently in the film.
The screening will be followed by a discussion on the issues and solutions raised.
Climate hub manager Joan Lawrie said: “We’re very supportive of the incredible work that Go Golspie Development Trust and the Flood Defence Group are doing.
“We’re acutely aware of the issues affecting Golspie, and the damage caused by recent Storm Babet has made them all the more present for the community.
“With updates on the current work being carried out on the flood defence project and the opportunity for the community to contribute and share their stories, whilst being inspired by the work of their own community and others across the Highlands and Islands through our climate action film, the day promises to be very worthwhile and we would urge members of the Golspie community to attend, even if they just come along and share their views.”