Stage 2: Hello Halo Project in Kilmarnock!

The second stage has taken us from the county of Lanarkshire to the coast, at Troon, at the heart of the Firth of Clyde overlooking the Isle of Arran. Although it has been a challenging route of 72 km in cold and rainy Scotland, it is one of the most spectacular sections of the entire route.

Moreover, it has been a very special day as we were invited to visit the Halo Kilmarnock Enterprise & Innovation Centre. The HALO project is a regeneration initiative aimed at revitalising the towns and cities of the UK involving several partners. HALO Kilmarnock is a groundbreaking urban regeneration project located on the site of the former Johnnie Walker bottling plant. It is being shaped as a multi-faceted brown-field regeneration that will create a unique urban park with a dynamic commercial, educational, cultural, leisure and lifestyle quarter.

It has been a great experience, enabling us to discover a real example of how innovative and sustainable solutions can be implemented through collaborative approaches. This puts alliances in the spotlight of climate action. As the slogan of COP26 reminds, we need to “Unite the world to tackle climate change” through collaboration between governments, businesses, and civil society.

Don´t miss the views of our experts on the importance of working together to deliver here.