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Sacha Dench Visits Arbikie Distillery

Sacha Dench Visits Arbikie Distillery

Round Britain Climate Challenge

Sacha Dench - The Human Swan - returns to Scotland on the Round Britain Climate Challenge.

Credit: Conservation-Without-Borders.org

Sacha Dench has crossed the border into Scotland as part of a world record-breaking challenge aimed at raising awareness about the effects of climate change. She has been flying an electric paramotor - a bit like an electric fan
with a large sheet above her - all the way around Britain as part of the Round Britain Climate Challenge. This will gain her a Guinness World Record for the greatest distance flown by an electric paramotor in a 30-day period!

See the Expedition Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN70Z8yVgFM&t=33s

Sacha turned her attention to climate change after her family, unfortunately, lost their home in the Australian bushfires. The expedition is designed to inspire and excite the nation to get involved in tackling the climate crisis.

 

Credit: Conservation-Without-Borders.org

Sacha started this amazing expedition just outside Glasgow back in June and has now travelled through the Lake District, around Wales, the West Country, Devon, and Cornwall along the south coast, up the east coast and arrived at the Arbikie Highland Estate on 7th September on her way back to Glasgow via Orkney.

She has been stopping frequently, talking with, filming, and gathering information from, industry innovators and entrepreneurs, local heroes, communities, schools, farmers, and individuals - anybody interested in or involved in addressing the effects of climate change in their areas. A compilation of these stories will be presented at COP26 the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.

It has been a real honour welcoming Sacha and her team to The Arbikie Highland Estate - hearing about her remarkable world-first journey while sharing our own with Nàdar Gin - The World's First Climate Positive Gin.

Like Sacha, we are lucky that our team is willing to take risks and try things that no one has ever done before!

We have made huge steps so far and are setting standards that others in the industry will follow in years to come. In terms of a strategic, long-term goal, we aim to make a significant impact on sustainability within our industry and to become the most sustainable distillery in the world!

On her travels, Sacha is also calling on people to sign up to Count Us In. This is a campaign to inspire people to take personal climate action in a month as part of a global effort https://www.count-us-in.org/

Sacha said:

"I am delighted to be back in Scotland and visiting the beautiful capital and surrounds. I am meeting people who are truly focused on answers to the climate crisis - not problems - and as such are inspirations to all.

We're trying to answer the question - We drove the Industrial Revolution; can we drive the Green Revolution too? - As part of this expedition, we have been investigating how climate change is affecting different regions of the country and showing - in a visually stunning and exciting way - what is happening to help cut carbon and preserve and restore our environment."

Make sure to check out our social media platforms this week for footage of Sacha's visit to Arbikie Distillery!

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