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Who are we?

NESCAN (North East Climate Action Network) Hub is a regional community climate action support hub, fully funded by the Scottish Government. The Network, and later the Hub, was created by a wide network of community climate action groups in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire in 2020/21.

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Our vision

A sustainable North East Scotland, with connected, empowered, active communities at its heart.

Our aims

To support and develop community led climate action throughout Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire.

To support communities to be a part of a just transition to a sustainable North East Scotland, contributing to local, regional and national policy setting & decision making.

Our objectives

  • To develop community resilience, knowledge, skills & expertise in climate change & related action
  • To empower communities and assist them in the design, development & deliver of climate projects
  • To signpost to other organisations & agencies who can offer support & funding to communities
  • To map, celebrate & prompt replication of local community led climate action projects
  • To grow the NESCAN network enabling further peer support & development of knowledge
  • To link into relevant local, regional & national initiatives & networks and develop partnerships to further support community led climate action

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Our Core Methods


how can we help?


NESCAN Hub provides dedicated tailored support enabling you to take forward and develop your ideas, knowledge, projects and organisation with access to necessary funding to make them a reality.


Be inspired by the amazing local community project database and stories, or come along to events and see the possibilities to create a thriving sustainable community.

Peer to peer learning

Learn what community projects are going on and gain support and knowledge from others’ skills and experiences.

Build Capacity & Skills

Benefit from free training sessions, events, resources and toolkits. Gain help to access funding needed.


Meet the team


Alison Stuart

NESCAN Hub Manager

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Karina Emslie

Project Officer

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Chris Bodington

Community Development Officer


Rachel Smith

Funding & Development Officer

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Rachel Maurice

Office Coordinator

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Rose Toney

Community Development Officer

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Nicola Twine

Senior Project Officer


Alyssa Parker

Communications and Community Development Officer

Meet the Board Members


Alice Hague

NESCAN Hub Board Member


Adam Price

NESCAN Hub Board Member


Gillian Needham

NESCAN Hub Board Member


Dr Sue Paterson MBE

NESCAN Hub Board Member


Together we can make a difference for us,
our community and the world.




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