RIAS Inspiring the Future Shetland Tidal Markers

Published on: Oct 11, 2021

RIAS Inspiring the Future

On Friday the 8th of October, the Shetland Architectural Society placed 8 markers across Shetland to highlight the vulnerability of Shetland’s landscape and heritage to storminess and extreme weather caused by climate change.

With Heads of State and climate experts due to meet in Glasgow next month for COP26 to tackle the climate emergency, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) have brought together their members initiatives around the climate emergency and the built environment. Inspiring Futures includes shop front exhibitions, events, tidal walks and tidal markers.

The Shetland Tidal Markers Project is in collaboration with the RIAS and the Inverness Architecture Association (IAA) which is the Highlands and Islands chapter of RIAS. There are two locations in Northmavine – Mavis Grind and Eshaness. Mavis Grind was picked to highlight how sea level rise and increased storminess is affecting coastlines through inundation and increased erosion. Eshaness has some the highest wave energy in the world and with the increased storms will bare the brunt of these. To download a brochure about the Shetland Tidal Markers click here.

The markers will be in place for just a month so it’s a great opportunity to get out and about in the October holidays! Tag @shetland_architects and @ncdcshetland in any of your photos on instagram.