Law, Arts and Island ResilienceA Journey starting in Uist

Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration from 12:30 pm
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This event will feature the results of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) project 'Law, Arts and Island Resilience' led by the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) and Glasgow School of Arts (GSA) Reading Landscape Research Group.

The project focused on resilience and sustainability on Uist in the context of the Islands (Scotland) Bill. It explored the question of how island communities can engage in political and legal processes to promote sustainable development and, in particular, the role of creativity in such processes.

The event will highlight the discussions and narratives developed over 3 workshops on Uist in the past year, but also open the discussion to other island communities elsewhere in the context of the SCELG EILEAN (Islands, Law and Sustainable Development) Initiative.

The event will feature talks from a range of contributors including:

  • Francesco Sindico, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance;
  • Susan Brind and Monica Nunez Laiseca, Glasgow School of Art
  • Erica Clarkson and Don Morrison, Scottish Government;
  • Anne Sophie Tabau, Universite de Reunion (TBC);
  • Petra Granholm, Åland Islands Peace Institute;
  • Theona Morrison, Community Development Lens.

 This event is part of the SCELG Festival of Environmental Law and Governance. To see other events in the Festival please visit the SCELG Festival webpage or contact for more information.

Delegates are invited to join the team for an informal lunch prior to the event (from 12.30pm)

Who should attend?

The event welcomes members of the Uist community living in Glasgow and in the Central Belt.  The event will also be of interest to researchers and wider stakeholders interested in island policy, arts, creativity and sustainability.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain first hand insights of how resilience is portrayed on Uist, in the Outer Hebrides.
  • Hear about the challenges of bringing together different disciplines, such as law and arts.
  • A unique opportunity for those interested in the Islands (Scotland) Bill 2018 to hear from the Scottish Government Islands Team.
  • Hear stories of resilience and sustainability from other world regions. 


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