Still contemplating what to do for Earth Hour? Well there are lots of lovely events already happening throughout Scotland! Get signed up on the Earth Hour map, and figure out whether you’re up for a campfire or a candlelit vigil – it’s totally up to you!
What: Free family fun day as we learn how to take action on climate change. Sustainable lantern making, eco-friendly face-painting, arts and crafts, The Energy Agency and their smoothie-making bike, Green Travel, recycling (e.g. cloth nappies), Junk Kouture dress from Queen Margaret Academy, local environmental groups and much more! Come and meet our WWF panda mascot and take a selfie #EarthHour #ACearthfair.
Where: Ayr Town centre
When: 1 – 4pm, Saturday 25th March
Find out more: http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/earthhour/
Family Campfire & Walk
What: Why spend Earth Hour huddled around a candle when you could be out in Delgaty Woods, under the stars, enjoying a hot drink by a roaring fire? All electrical devices, including torches are banned – can you handle it? Join the Aberdeenshire Rangers for an hour of down-to-earth, back-to-nature living. Bring food and drink to share or just eat it all yourself!
Where: Meet at the southern entrance to Delgaty Woods, near the Mill of Delgaty; OS Landranger Map 29 grid ref. NJ 758 496. Postcode: AB53 8HL – sat-nav users, head east from this point a couple of hundred yards to the entrance to Delgaty Woods. This is NOT the main Castle car park or the one further up the hill from the main Castle entrance.
When: 7:30 – 9:30pm, Saturday 25th March
Admission: Free, but book via formartine.ranger@aberdeenshire .gov.uk, 01358 726417 or 07786 021780
Find out more: http://www.climateweekaberdeen.org/programme.html
Aberlady: A Candlelit Vigil
What: As part of our Climate Friendly Aberlady project, a Candlelit Vigil led by the Rev. Brian Hilsley will be held during Earth Hour. We encourage all age groups to join us between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on 25th March in this global movement to restore our precious natural environment.
Where: Aberlady Parish Church, Main Street, Aberlady, East Lothian, EH32 0RB
When: 8.30-9.30pm, Saturday 25th March
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1234313003312744/
What: Here at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory we’ll be hosting an Earth Hour 2017 Stargazing Session. We’ll be showing a (10 minute) ‘International Dark-sky Association’ video presentation on the impacts of light pollution and talking about what we can each do to minimise our part in it, followed by (with a clear sky behind us) stargazing at our site here on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park.
Where: The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Loch Doon, Dalmellington, Ayr, KA6 7PZ
When: 8-9.30pm, Saturday 25 March
Admission: tickets are £15.00 for adults, £10.00 for children (aged 4 to 16) or senior (aged 65 and over).
Find out more: https://scottishdarkskyobservatory.co.uk/events/earth-hour-2017/. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01292 551118.