About Us

Meet the Team


Hub Manager

Previous to his new role as the Hub Manager, Ian was the Coordinator for the Midlothian Climate Action Network and played a key role in the successful funding application to the Scottish Government that enabled the formation of the staffed Hub. 


Community Engagement Officer

Cory joins the team having recently completed his ecology and environmental science degree. He has previously worked for SOS UK, building climate action in schools. He comes from a background of community activism, bringing a passion for community – led action to the role.


Community Engagement Officer

Bruno joins the Hub team from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, where he coordinated the Climate Fringe platform, as well as the Scotland-wide community-led Climate Fringe Festival. He is currently the Logistics officer for the Edinburgh Climate Festival and has been active in various projects around migrant rights, food justice and climate action in the past.

Steering Group

The Hub is guided by an elected Steering Group comprised of individuals from involved in several of its members. Current members include:

  • Julian Holbrook, Chairperson from Damhead Climate Action
  • Julia Pennycuick from Midlothian Wildflowers 
  • Douglas Strachan from One Dalkeith
  • Chris Sydes from Penicuik Community Development Trust
  • Sharon Hill from Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust
  • Jenny Maddalena from Rosewell & District Community Council 

Become a member

The Climate Action Hub is shaped by its communities – that’s you!

Our purpose is to encourage and support a thriving, collaborative network of community groups and organisations coming together to take action on the climate and nature crises.

Our vision is to see our membership build capacity together, learn from one another and help create fairer, more sustainable and resilient communities.

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