Paul and myself are now back home having spent two amazing days in Scotland as part of the Fit for the Future Network which the National Trust Wales in combination with Ashden set up. Yesterday and it was the Falkirk area thanks to the Scottish Canals. Our HQ for the day was the world-famous Falkirk Wheel and the afternoon consisted of a visit to the soon to be world-famous Kelpies at Helix Park. The use of iconic huge pieces of engineering and art as economic drivers for the Falkirk area is inspired. Falkirk area reminds me of many post industrial areas in Wales. The visitor numbers, the spin offs, local confidence, pride to develop other aspects was plain to see
We were there to join many Scottish community, government and NGO groups to share, learn and network. This we did in a big way. The main theme of the day was how to bring people (senior managers, community members, partners) along on the energy journey?There was a lot of interest in the detail side of the marine source heat pump. I have a feeling that a few more will be emerging soon.
Thank you so much to Scottish Canals and National Trust for Scotland for being gracious and hospitable hosts and also for sharing their stunning work.