SCELG awarded a project on law, arts and resilience focusing on Scottish islands

SCELG has been recently awarded a workshops grant by the Royal Society of Edinburgh titled “Law, Arts and the Islands (Scotland) Bill”. In this project SCELG will partner with the Glasgow School of Art in what will be a truly multidisciplinary project. If your work focuses or touches upon law and arts and/or on island’s related studies, feel free to reach out to us as we would be delighted to be in touch and hear about your work.

The Project

The synopsis of the project reads as follows:

“Better understanding and consideration of the unique needs of Scotland’s island communities in decision making is central to the recently proposed Islands (Scotland) Bill. In this context, arts offer a powerful means through which the identities, geographies and cultural characteristics of island communities could be communicated. This project will explore how the forthcoming Bill will promote resilience on Scotland’s islands and the role of arts in the implementation of key legislative principles. The project will focus on North Uist and through a series of 3 workshops will engage the island’s artistic and wider community, and develop potential art-led strategies through which arts can play an important role in implementing key principles of the Bill. The overall objective is to develop the networks and working relationships between communities, artists, policy, law, and sustainability experts, and identify potential art-led strategies through which the arts can add value to the anticipated policy and legislative changes.”

The project builds on SCELG’s work and interest on sustainable development within island’s context. SCELG has been recently invited to contribute to the Second International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, “Islands, land of innovative solutions”, organized by the government of the Reunion Island in partnership with the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development, which has led to the publication of the following SCELG policy brief: F Sindico, Islands, land of innovative solutions for all territories, SCELG Policy Brief 10/2017

Practice-Led Teaching

This is just one of SCELG’s activities on sustainable development and feeds into the Law School LLM in Global Environmental Law.