ICNZ Open Day

Do you live in Orkney, Shetland or the Outer Hebrides?
Are you interested in helping shape the islands' pathway to net zero?

We are delighted to invite you to the Island Centre for Net Zero’s first open day on Thursday 7 December 2023, 1pm – 6pm.

We welcome all to come and find out about the project and how to get involved.

Alongside panel discussions on topics such as transport and future-proofing key local sectors, there will be a drop-in information area with teas, coffees, and cakes where the ICNZ team will be on hand throughout the afternoon.

The ICNZ is part of the Islands Growth Deal, funded by the UK and Scottish Governments. Over the next 10 years, the ICNZ aims to accelerate decarbonisation across Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides, focussing on what makes sense for local people and environments, maximising community benefit from the transition to net zero and creating world leading skills and expertise across the Islands. Project partners are keen to hear from residents, community groups and businesses on what challenges and opportunities should be prioritised by ICNZ.

The open day will be hosted simultaneously in Stromness, Stornoway, and Lerwick, with online links available for those unable to attend in person.

Venue details

Orkney - The Charles Clouston Building, Orkney Research and Innovation Campus, Back Road, Stromness, KW16 3AW

Shetland - Room 11, Islesburgh Community Centre, King Harald Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0EQ

Outer Hebrides - UHI NWH Stornoway campus, Lady Lever Park, Stornoway Castle Grounds, HS2 0XR

Eventbrite registration for calendar hold - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/icnz-open-day-tickets

Join Online

(Please use the Orkney link for the hybrid opening and closing sessions)

Orkney - Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 380 949 825 313 Passcode: q5xjsL

Shetland - Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 397 280 097 116 Passcode: etyjeG

Outer Hebrides - Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 337 327 627 158 Passcode: zdeNju




Charles Clouston Building


Islesburgh Community Centre

Outer Hebrides

UHI NWH Stornoway

1300(Hybrid) Introduction to the ICNZ
1400Domestic and community buildings: decarbonising and addressing fuel povertyDomestic and community buildings: decarbonising and addressing fuel povertyDomestic and community buildings: decarbonising and addressing fuel poverty
1500Decarbonising Orkney transport: land, sea and airDecarbonising Shetland's marine sectorDecarbonising transport links on and from the Outer Hebrides
16:00Future-proofing Orkney business, enterprise and tourismFuture-proofing Shetland's business & enterpriseFuture-proofed Production: Decarbonising business and production
17:00Agriculture and land use: opportunities in the Orkney contextBuilding resilience in island communitiesDecarbonisation opportunities though land use, restoration and crofting
17:45(Hybrid) Close and next steps