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Cascade, COP26, cable cars and champions

The latest edition of Cascade is now available. In this timely issue ahead of COP26, read how services across the council are adopting new ways of working to reduce our carbon emissions. Many of you are involved in green initiatives or using new technology to help tackle the climate crisis.

You’ll find updates from Roads and Infrastructure, Commercial Services, Projects and Regeneration and Education along with details of our first Challenge Climate Change event in Helensburgh.

COP26 Travel advice

If you live in Glasgow or are planning to travel, you are likely to face disruption from 31 October to 12 November. A number of roads in the city are closing with alternative routes in place. Please plan your journey in advance and consider if it is essential before setting off.

Information needed to plan ahead is available at including full details of all the roads, footpaths and cycle ways that are going to be closed. The site also has details of all the alternative routes and day-by-day ‘heat’ maps which show where congestion is expected because of specific COP26 events.

Digital champions

We are launching a digital champions programme to support the roll out of Microsoft 365 apps, designed to help us work smarter.

We’re looking for friendly, approachable people looking to learn new skills. You’ll play a key role in supporting colleagues, making sure they have the right skills to use Microsoft 365.

Find out more about becoming a digital champion and how to sign up.


This week, I set myself the slightly ambitious task of bringing together three separate recordings. Join me as I find out more about the hugely ambitious community project to develop a cable car and mountain bike project in the Corlarach forest, near Dunoon. Find out more about the sterling efforts by the community to progress this project – you’ll also hear my reaction on site from the top of the hill looking down to Dunoon. You’ll also hear about how Dunoon Grammar is supporting this fantastic initiative. Read more about the Dunoon Project.

Listen to the podcast.

Have a lovely weekend