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The Land For Those That Work It

The Land For Those That Work It is a series of discussion podcasts, artist radio shows & travelling film programme looking at climate colonialism & land justice.

Assembling a working group of community organisers, historians and lawyers we intend to commission an actionable immigration policy for the Highlands based on social justice, the Highland’s role in Empire, reparations, the asymmetric violence of climate change and land redistribution

Podcasts & Artists’ Radio

We have a series of contributions by leading experts…

COP26 refelctions & global history of climate justice & Global
GND

with Nathan Thanki
Colonial Foundation of land and property & relationship to Scottish land system

with Brenna Bhandar & Jim Hunter
Land/agricultural workers rights & Highland Land League

MST & Mexican Revolution/ agricultural reform
Renewable Energy & mineral extraction – lithium mining Chile

with Theo Riofrancas & Ramón M. Balcázar
Reparations & Land Justice

with Beverley Bryan & Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Rewilding & Ecolandlordism

with George Monbiot & Magnus Davidson
Utopian Visions for the future

Femi Oriogun-Williams

Episode One: COP26 reflections & global history of climate justice & Global
GND with Nathan Thanki & Sadie Young

Travelling Cinema

Local Hero

Living Proof

Tabita Rezaire Deep Down Tidal

Nabil Ahmed, Manthia Diawara & Edourd Glissant

Otoloith Group

Anthropocene

Immigration Policy

Timespan is assembling a working group of community organisers, historians and lawyers to commission an actionable immigration policy for the Highlands based on social justice, the Highland’s role in Empire, reparations, the asymmetric violence of climate change and land redistribution. 

Lyth Arts Centre has commissioned The People’s Palace of Possibility in collaboration with The Bare Project and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (University of Glasgow). The People’s Palace of Possibility will recruit Palace Citizens, made up of young people and local groups, to challenge the prevailing consensus on land and climate justice through radical acts of imagination. 

Timespan and Lyth Arts Centre are based in Caithness and Sutherland, North East Highlands. Our region suffers from the typical steep challenges of remote rural economies, namely out-migration of young people which has caused depopulation (forecasts of further depopulation of 21% by 2041) and an ageing population, fuel poverty, access to health and other services, unemployment and precarious low-income seasonal work. 

We are located in the region of world-leading renewable wind, wave and tidal energy schemes. This provides Scotland with 26% of its total renewable electricity and produces the highest percentage of onshore wind, tidal and hydro energy generation in the UK. However, the Highland region has the most expensive electricity in Scotland and has some of the highest rates of fuel poverty in Scotland, with 56% of residents experiencing fuel poverty including 74% of the elderly population.

Climate change is already here and will increasingly influence every political and social question, having a huge impact on near-future lifestyles. Agriculture and fishing, heritage tourism and energy production, the primary industries which keep Caithness and Sutherland sustainable and functioning, are both subject to threats and contribute significant studies in the field of climate science.