Transcript of AHSS COP26 event

Transcript of AHSS COP26 event

Transcript of AHSS post-COP26 event

We are pleased to make available the transcript of the Question Time debate held on Monday 22 November 2021, in the aftermath of the Glasgow COP 26.  The transcript has been slightly abbreviated and has a couple of inaudible passages, for which we offer our apologies.

Some links to further reading, referred to during the debate, have been added.

The expert panel for an AHSS Question Time discussion, ‘Desperate times call for desperate measures – Scotland’s historic buildings and the climate emergency‘ at SpACE at the ECA Fire Station, 76-78 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DE on Monday 22 November 2021 comprised:

Sarah Boyack MSP

Christina Gaiger, President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)

Dr Moses Jenkins, Senior Technical Officer, Historic Environment Scotland (HES)

Euan Leitch, Chief Executive, Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF)

Christina Sinclair, Director, Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH)

The evening was chaired by Peter Drummond, conservation architect, expert witness and former chair of the AHSS.