Scottish Renewables' Year of COP

1 January - 31 December 2021 | Scotland-wide

COP26 is coming to Glasgow in November 2021, and the world will be watching as Scottish Renewables joins with its members to highlight our contribution to the fight against climate change.

Below are just some of the activities we'll be carrying out with our Scottish Renewables' Year of COP Partners, Sponsors and Supporters. To join them, email Carol Burns.


COP26 Conference – Scotland’s Role in Raising Global Ambition (February 25, online)

This free to attend event will explore the key advantages we have here in Scotland – renewable technology know-how, well-managed natural resources supporting world-leading biodiversity and an energy workforce that is ready to make the transition to a low-carbon and net-zero world. 

Renewables roadshow (summer)

The UK Government is keen that COP attracts input from the widest-possible group of stakeholders, both geographically and sectorally.

To support that, Scottish Renewables is holding a series of roadshow events across Scotland, particularly in remote communities which host generation infrastructure. These events, delivered with our Scottish Renewables’ Year of COP Partners, will provide an opportunity for Scottish Renewables’ members to speak with the public and local stakeholders and explain the importance of their region to the fight against climate change.

Roadshow Programme:

Cromarty Firth Roadshow

  • Port of Nigg (invite-only event): Friday 27th August 2-5pm

 Lochgilphead Roadshow

  • Lochgilphead Farmers' & Country Market (public event): Saturday 11th Sept 10-1pm

 Pitlochry Roadshow

  • The Dam Visitor Centre (invite-only event): Friday 15th October 2-5pm
  • Pitlochry Market (public event): Saturday 16th October 10-1pm

Dumfries Roadshow

  • Location TBC (invite-only event): Friday 24th September


Our blog series – 131 blogs and counting, and almost 3,000 views per year – provide a voice for our industry in a digital landscape.

Director of Policy Morag Watson has already penned an explainer on COPs, setting out what they are, why they're important and what will happen during the two weeks of the conference – read it on our website.

We’ll be focussing in on COP as the conference approaches with a bespoke series of blogs, produced with input from our Scottish Renewables’ Year of COP Sponsors, Partners and others, looking at issues around climate, environment and all things energy.

COP26 networking reception (during COP)

We know that Scottish Renewables’ membership holds the key to some of the most complex aspects of the energy transition which will be at the heart of COP26.

This event, to be held in Glasgow, will bring you, our members together ahead of the conference as we ponder: what can the world learn from Scotland?


Scottish Renewables’ Membership Directory is a one-stop shop for anyone wanting to access Scotland’s renewable energy industry. This easily-navigated, trusted gateway has operated for more than a decade and attracts around 1,000 views per month.

In 2021 we’ll be rebranding the Directory to focus international attention on the products and services Scotland can offer as the world accelerates its drive to cut carbon.

We’ll use targeted digital marketing to drive delegates to the Directory, which will act as a portal to our industry.

Alongside it, we’ll also be working to profile the member companies which are innovating, exporting and growing to service global markets.


Scottish Renewables acted early and has already secured a high-profile advertising site adjacent to the Scottish Exhibition Campus. We will be working with our Scottish Renewables’ Year of COP Partners to refine visual assets to populate the site, as well as seeking other opportunities as they are released to the market.

These advertising locations will showcase Scotland's renewable energy industry and our key message for COP26: that Scotland has the experience to help the rest of the world decarbonise its energy system while delivering economic growth.


Nick Sharpe, Director of Communications and Strategy


T: 07941 593951 

Sponsors & Supporters

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