Welcome to Adaptation Scotland
At Adaptation Scotland, we provide advice and support to help Scotland be prepared and resilient to the effects of climate change.
We help public sector, businesses and communities to understand what climate change will mean across Scotland, and identify the best way for them to plan for the impact – taking the opportunities and preparing for the risks.
To get started it can be useful to see how climate change is affecting your sector and what the main drivers are for adaptation.
What is adaptation?
When our climate changes we need to make adjustments. This could be making changes to our buildings so they keep cool during hotter summers or are less at risk of being…
Scotland’s climate is already changing. Over the last century temperatures have increased, sea levels have risen and rainfall patterns have changed, with…
How to adapt
Adaptation is a process of on-going adjustments in response to climate and non-climate drivers. Many adaptation toolkits and guides have been developed…
Adaptation Learning Exchange for Organisations
A programme to support organisations with adaptation planningRead more
Engaging with the community on adaptation through cultural practice
Adaptation Scotland teamed up with Creative Carbon Scotland, Aberdeen City Council, Robert Gordon University and four creative practitioners to deliver a min-arts festival focused on involving communities in the story of our changing climate. This project aimed to explore the benefits of using creative activities to stimulate new discussions on climate change, reach out to new audiences and discover new skills.Read more
Capability Framework for a Climate Ready Public SectorRead more
News & events
New guide to help manage climate change risk to historic sites
Adaptation Scotland worked with partners from across the historic environment sector and beyond to published a new guide on adapting Scotland’s…
Work with us at the cutting edge of place-based adaptation
Join our working group to share insights, opinions and expertise so we can help make places that are sustainable, just and adaptive to climate change.
Upkeep of buildings a cornerstone of Edinburgh's adaptation plan
The hard facts are as cold as the Craigleith stone on the north side of a New Town tenement. It pays to make our buildings resilient now, not later.