• When: Friday 1 October 2021 3:00 pm - Friday 1 October 2021 3:45 pm
  • Admission: Admission Free
  • Booking: No booking required (drop-in)
  • Suitability: All ages


What is the impact of consumer choices on climate change? How does context play into determining how consumers are able to behave sustainably in terms of products like food? How does this play out specifically on the Western Isles?
We’d love to hear from you! Join Climate Beacon Western Isles Libraries for our Researcher-in-Residence live discussion on the Friday 1st of October at 3pm on the Western Isles Libraries facebook page and twitter.
Part of the Scotlandwide festival of research, Explorathon, and the Fun Palaces weekend, we’ll be hearing from our researchers, and welcome hearing your questions and experiences through the chat!
We are also inviting people to share a more sustainable swap of the products they use as part of the Fun Palaces challenges on the rest of the weekend! Share in the talk or on social media on the hashtag #FPChallenges #FunPalaces and @WILibraries
For the talk, we’ll be joined by:
Professor Marylyn Carrigan who is a Professor of Marketing and Sustainability at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University. She will be sharing her research about the role that context plays in determining how consumers are enabled or deterred from behaving sustainably, and the tension and conflicts they face every day.
Kathleen Milne working for Western Isles Libraries who are working in partnership with An Lanntair arts centre, Taigh Chearsabhagh museum and arts centre, Ceòlas, Community Energy Scotland, TSI Western Isles, NatureScot, Adaptation Scotland and the wider Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership Climate Change Working Group to form one of the seven Climate Beacons in Scotland. The Climate Beacons, led by Creative Carbon Scotland, provide a welcoming physical and virtual space for the public, artists and cultural sector professionals, environmental non-governmental organisations, scientists and policymakers to discuss and debate COP26 themes and climate action specific to each local area.…/climate…/
Lewis Hou will be chairing the conversation and is director of the Science Ceilidh and supports the Culture and Wellbeing Community Network Scotland and Fun Palaces campaign for cultural democracy
This talk is organised with Science Ceilidh as part of Explorathon which is a programme of online and face-to-face events connecting communities with researchers to find out about research taking place across Scotland.
This discussion is also part of Fun Palaces weekend which is the annual celebration of a year-round campaign celebrating communities, and the creativity, science skills, and culture we believe everyone already has while supporting connections, wellbeing and tackling social isolation.
We open up to questions and discussion on the live video directly and all are welcome to share their experiences, thoughts and projects and make connections.
– To watch and comment just join our Western Isles Libraries facebook page and/or the twitter account (
– Facebook will being autocaptioning the live-stream. Please let us know if there are any other access needs in advance:
– This event is public, and we champion a kind and inclusive space and will moderate accordingly
– The video will be recorded and you will be able to catch up after the event as well
– If you would like to join with our Fun Palaces Challenge and share with us on social media a sustainable swap you have or would like to make, tag Western Isles and share with both the #FunPalaces #FunPalacesChallenge hashtag!

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