On the 17th of May 2022, the Scottish Government has announced the list of the Scottish Islands selected to be part of the Carbon neutral Islands programme. See their publication below (can also be found online on www.gov.scot).
The Carbon Neutral Islands project is a programme for government commitment aimed at supporting islands to become carbon neutral by 2040.
The islands included as part of the project are – Hoy, Islay, Great Cumbrae, Raasay, Barra and Yell. They have been identified by the Scottish Government in collaboration with local authorities and island representatives.
A report on the project will be published over the summer and plans will be developed for individual islands in collaboration with key partners and the communities involved.
The project will also align with the Scotland wide net zero work and contribute to the Scottish Government’s 2045 net zero commitment.
Whilst working closely with communities to move towards net zero in a fair and just way, the Carbon Neutral Islands project aims to share good practices and learnings from the project with all other Scottish islands.
Announcing the six islands during a debate in Parliament, Rural Affairs and Islands Secretary Mairi Gougeon said: