News & Events  |  Posted November 29, 2022

2022 Event: Managing Continuity and Change in Scotland’s Landscapes

Hybrid event: Online and in person at The Engine Shed, Stirling
29th November 2022

Keeping Scotland aligned with Europe and alive to world challenges affecting our landscape.

2022 marked the 22nd anniversary of the launch of the European Landscape Convention and provides a reminder of the enthusiasm and energy that was invested in its inception. Scottish voices were very much part of this process, and the launch of the Scottish Landscape Charter in 2010 confirmed the drive for action from across the country.

Scotland’s Landscape Alliance hosted a debate in November 2022 to review key achievements in bringing the principles of the ELC into daily life in Scotland, exploring landscape challenges and priorities facing us in the future and engaging the landscape community in a discussion on ideas for its future implementation.  The day focussed on the evolution of our landscapes through and in response to the climate and biodiversity crises, the potential role of future National Parks in Scotland and the interaction with human rights and a healthy environment. The event also debated refreshing Scotland’s Landscape Charter(1)as a mechanism for managing these challenges which the SLA are now progressing.