• Ian Brooke

Scotland is Beautiful - Let's Keep So!

Updated: Jul 3, 2020

In 2017 Readers of travel guidebook Rough Guide voted Scotland as "the most beautiful country in the world", beating Canada and New Zealand to the top spot. On the company's website, the listing for Scotland read: "And finally, the world's most beautiful country is revealed: Scotland. Who can deny that these wild beaches, deep lochs and craggy castles are some of the most wonderful and beautiful sights in the world?"

Keep Scotland Beautiful

Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) is the charity that campaigns educates and acts on a range of local, national and global sustainability issues. They work collaboratively to achieve positive change; improving people’s quality of life and environment.

Through their work, they aim to help people to change the way they think about the environment and encourage them to take action to improve and protect it. KSB’s goal is to make Scotland a cleaner, greener and more sustainable place to live, work and visit.

In order to achieve the change we need, the whole country needs to work together. As a key partner for individuals and communities, local and central government, third sector organisations and private sector businesses, KSB is at the heart of that effort. The programmes, campaigns and projects managed by KSB include Eco-Schools Scotland, Clean-Up Scotland and the Climate Challenge Fund.

Climate Challenge Fund

The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) was launched in 2008 and over 1,150 projects across all 32 local authorities have been awarded CCF grants. Total CCF funding since 2008 exceeds £111 million.

The CCF supports community-led organisations in Scotland to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Previously funded projects have helped communities to reduce their reliance on car travel, cut waste, grow local food and lower energy use in homes and community buildings.

Glasgow Bakers - Keeping Scotland Beautiful

Here at Glasgow Bakers, we recognise The pressures on our planet’s limited natural resources and the challenge of climate change require prompt and concerted action from us all. We take wide-ranging measures to protect biodiversity, reduce our consumption of water, energy and other resources, avoid waste, and combat climate change.

As applicants for the Climate Challenge Fund, we are committed to reducing our impact upon the planet whilst educating our members and encouraging them to do the same. You can read more about this fund here. You can learn more about our Green Policy here.

“It is important to me that we set our business out on the best footing. Setting a business up during the COVID-19 lockdown has allowed us the time to consider our intended operations and their impact, implement a 7 point plan as part of our green policy and seek to work with others who take the same approach.”

Ian Brooke

Glasgow Bakers are also committing to work alongside and in support of Keep Scotland Beautiful wherever possible. This will be via assistance with fundraising, web-based education for all and through the creation of local events for our community of bakers to enjoy once Lockdown has ended. You can read more about the campaigns Keep Scotland Beautiful is running here.

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