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Dundee’s COP26 Events Programme

Image courtesy of Ninewells Community Garden

How we individually and collectively engage with the climate emergency are critical topics covered within Dundee’s COP26 Events Programme.

With COP26 around the corner, organisations and community run projects have come together across the city to highlight the importance of local climate action.

Dundee COP26 Events Programme has been co-ordinated by Dundee City Council’s Sustainability and Climate Change Team, and involves a significant number of partners across the city.

Events kicked off in September, with the launch of Dundee’s Active Travel Hub, stalls and demos, a giant whale created by ScrapAntics in partnership with local school pupils, and Storm, the popular 10-metre puppet made entirely out of recycled and natural materials.

Read on for a selection of more events and activities happening across Dundee in October and November 2021.


Families can find out how to be more climate-conscious with a Save the Earth eco-trail. Head along to Dundee West End Community Fridge to pick one up and start exploring—available until 22 October.

Make sure to get down to the University of Dundee’s Community Garden on 6 October where soup and apple crumble are on the menu. You can also take away a recipe bag and make some at home!

Every Friday and Saturday throughout October there are free clothes, shoes and accessories available at the Gate Church Community Wardrobe.

Ninewells Community Garden has some exciting workshops lined up! Learn how to identify moths on 14 October, and find out how to get your plants ready for spring with a plant cuttings workshop on 20 October. Events are free but must be booked.

Festival of the Future will host a programme across October of online talks, interactive games, self-guided walks and art experiences that celebrate and enhance collaborations between science, art and culture. Their seminar series will centre around the relationship between climate change and the three fundamental pillars of sustainability: water, food and energy.

Illustration by Gavin Rutherford, from the D’arcy Thompson Colouring Book

Discover interactive activities like downloadable colouring sheets from the D’arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, or take some time to learn about microbiology with this activity book.

If you fancy getting out and about, the University of Dundee Botanic Garden is free to visit throughout October. Their greenhouses are particularly cosy and welcoming at this time of year.

Scottish Dance Theatre will be Walking Towards COP26. From 17-31 October, they’ll explore walking as an invitation to challenge their relationship with the environment, and question how the company can become more active advocates for a regenerative Earth. View the project online in three parts as it unfolds.

Don’t miss the Carbon Battle Bus at Dundee Science Centre on 28 October before it goes off on the next leg of the #ZeroCarbonTour around Scotland!

Last but not least… our very own PechaKucha Night Dundee Vol 28 takes place at Dundee Rep Theatre on 4 November. Book your ticket and join us for an evening focussed on the care and sustainability of our planet.


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