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The Clim-ATIC Project

The overall objective of the Clim-ATIC project is to establish a sustainable advice and training service for community climate change adaptation across the whole of the Northern Periphery.

The project, and the eventual information, training, and advice service, will have a particular emphasis on identifying how climate change may bring opportunities for fostering the sustainability of communities in the Northern Periphery through local employment opportunities, social benefits, and environmental management.

HITRANS has engaged with local project partners including University of the Highlands and Islands and Cairngorm National Park Authority to fund and deliver project activities in the Cairngorm area. In particular HITRANS is part funding the delivery of an electric vehicle (EV) trial in the Badenoch and Strathspey area. 

 

The project will demonstrate the practical aspects of the rural use of a community shared, used and administered Electric Vehicle (EV) in Cairngorms National Park (CNP). Based in Aviemore, but available and widely demonstrated around the Badenoch & Strathspey (B&S) area, it will be available to residents in the locality through the Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company (B&SCTC).

The project ran from January 2009 until February 2011.  HITRANS contribution to the EV project represented £15,000 of the total project costs.