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Climate change is on Cairngorms agenda


By Gavin Musgrove


Two gatherings are to be held on climate change in the strath next week amid warnings that time is fast running out to make meaningful change to save the planet.

Kincraig-based freelance journalist Suzy Bashford is asking: "Are you feeling eco-anxious?"

She will be holding a talk at the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore next Thursday (November 7) at 7pm called ‘Help, I’ve got Eco-anxiety!’.

Suzy will deliver her talk on the back of a piece of research she has just undertaken for Psychologies magazine on how to deal with the "psychological overwhelm" of the climate change challenge.

Climate change campaigners recently got their message over loud and clear in Aviemore as part of a global protest.
Climate change campaigners recently got their message over loud and clear in Aviemore as part of a global protest.

The gathering is being run by local community group Women Support Women.

However, Suzy said: "You don’t have to be a member to attend or, indeed, be female. We warmly welcome any men that are brave enough to turn up to an event aimed predominantly at women!

"The objective is to entertain with a comedic one-woman show based on the research.

"This will be followed by an informal brainstorming session, aimed at bringing likeminds together to support each other in making lifestyle changes for the good of the planet as well as our sanity!"

Tickets are £10 per person and can be found by searching ‘Help I’ve Got Ecoanxiety by Suzy Bashford’ on Eventbrite.

If finances are a barrier to attending, pleasing get in touch with Suzy directly and she will ensure you get a ticket: iamwonderingwoman@gmail.com

Meanwhile the Strathspey climate justice group is hosting a meeting, "Climate Breakdown: Are we listening to our children ?" at the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey, on Wednesday (November 6th) at 7pm.

The speaker will be David Coleman, of Eco-Congregation, Scotland. A discussion will follow. All are welcome.



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