The power of a good example

I feel very lucky to have a job where I meet inspirational people and organisations setting an example by doing things in new ways. Climate change adaptation means change – doing things differently, because the world around us is changing.

We believe the power of a good example has a crucial role to play in making organisations and businesses all over Scotland get climate ready.

Our new Climate Stories suite of films does just that: Through seven films, one longer film introducing climate change adaptation, and six personal stories of adaptation projects, we present fantastically inspirational initiatives across Scotland.


Many of those featured in the films designed new strategies and developed new methods. But not only have these organisations, businesses and communities changed their own ways, they got those around them on board too. Adaptation Scotland and a range of other partners have been involved in the work – demonstrating just how much of a team effort good adaptation is.

These are the trailblazers. The ones who show the rest of us how it can be done. Because the solution is often simple, saves the organisation money and will benefit their reputation. They just need to see how it’s done.

More and more organisations ‘get’ the importance of climate change and start to look at how it will affect them – for better and for worse. Now they have a suite of new examples to take inspiration from.  The Climate Stories show others how to create understanding, build support and create solutions.

I feel very lucky to meet so many of these inspirational people. People that go out of their way because they passionately believe that they can make a difference. And I’m proud that they want to share their stories in our Climate Stories project.

Have a look at our website and see if you can manage not to be inspired. We are of course always looking for more examples. Make your own film – you’ll find top tips here – and join us in telling Scotland’s Climate Stories.


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