Energy from the Edge Conference

September 12th-15th, 2007
Shetland Islands

"Energy from the Edge: Opportunities for Cooperation Around the North Atlantic Rim" is being hosted by Shetland Islands Council and organized in partnership with the North Atlantic Forum (NAF), North Atlantic Cooperation (NORA) and the International Society for the Study of Marginal Regions (ISSMR).

This event will bring together energetic representatives from remote communities around the Nordic and North Atlantic Rim. The pupose is to discuss some of the key issues faced by geographically challenged regions and outline solutions from and for communities at the periphery. The key themes of this conference will be:

  • Large-scale resource development in remote communities
  • Labour market mobility
  • Prosperity through identity and
  • Governance

The potential for more use of sustainable energy will also be a predominant theme, as the findings of a Nordic Council Task Force Symposium (held in Shetland between the 10th-12th of September 2006) will be fed back to all participants.

More information on this "Energy from the Edge Conference" will be uploaded on the official website soon: Bookmark this website address to be kept informed once the site is updated/changed.

For more information about this event, contact:

Douglas Irvine
Head of Business Development
Economic Development Unit
Shetland Islands Council
+44 1595 744932