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Paperboats Zine

The urge to explore and celebrate all the kinds of lives of Planet Earth is stronger than ever, but the environmental and ecological crisis demands we also lift our eyes, and our voices, to species extinction and habitat loss, to what is happening to the forests and hills, the rivers and seas, our streets and gardens. The writer’s instinct to pay attention has never been more vital. Literature can help us to see the natural world – and our place in it – differently.


Scotland Outdoors, Radio Scotland.

BBC Scotland Outdoors

November 2023, Paperboats Featured on the Scotland Outdoors Program. Listen here. Paperboats features at 39 mins in.

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Small blonde boy holding up a paperboat

Scottish Parliament Action

On Thursday 23rd November 2023, we gathered outside the Scottish Parliament to deliver 1000 Paperboats, 1000 Climate Hopes, to MSPs of all parties.

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Paperboats being floated in a burn by children

Snack Magazine

Frustration with lack of Climate Change action leads Scotland’s Makar Kathleen Jamie to ask ‘What Can We Do?’ ahead of COP 28 Snack Magazine, November

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Paperboats made from old biology text books stamped with 'We Will Rise' on the side in red ink

At the Edinburgh Festival 2023

Paperboats launched in August 2023 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. We showed up with a table and some Paperboats and spent a glorious day

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Karine Polwart, Stephen Deazley and the Paperboats Choir

The Paperboats Choir

When we gathered outside Scotland’s Parliament on the 23rd November 2023, Karine Polwart and Stephen Deazley turned up with a scratch choir.

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Paperboats Choir in front of a banner reading 'Climate Hope of Lose Yer Vote.'

1000 Climate Hopes

These are the messages of Climate Hope we have collected so far from the people of Scotland. We have kept original text and spellings.

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Paperboats folded from pages of a book stamped with 'We will rise'

Dear MSP

On the morning of the 23rd November 2023, writers, artists, activists and supporters, gathered outside the Scottish Parliament to call for cross-party support for urgent

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