Scotland: Ocean Nation

May 2021 | Words by Klean | Photos by Cal Major

Klean Kanteen UK with the support of @KleanKanteen are proud to be helping ambassador @cal_major as she takes on her next expedition, circumnavigating around Scotland by Stand Up Paddleboard. Cal will investigate the amazing marine wildlife of Scotland and what we can do to protect this precious ocean ecosystems. Ahead of COP26 being hosted in Glasgow this year to highlight the ever growing Climate Crisis we are facing and how we can unite the world to tackle climate change. Follow along and watch this incredible journey unfold.

Cal Major is an intrepid world-record adventurer, veterinarian, and passionate ocean advocate who is bringing awareness to the importance of protecting ocean biodiversity as it relates to the climate crisis.

“Scotland: Ocean Nation” will celebrate incredible ocean ecosystems, explore human connection to the ocean, and investigate the importance of protecting ocean biodiversity as it relates to the climate crisis. The ocean, which covers 70% of the planet, is home to astonishing ecosystems, the health of which affects all humans, and plays a crucial role in the climate crises by acting as the world’s largest carbon sink.

Cal will circumnavigate Scotland's dramatic, rugged, and remote coastline by stand-up paddleboard, braving wind, weather and e rrant coastal tides. Visiting islands, she will explore the incredible underwater world by scuba and freediving, delving into the importance of these precious ecosystems. Cal will also engage with the communities and individuals around the coast, exploring how their connection drives them to protect these awe-inspiring places that are threatened by ecosystem destruction, climate change, and plastic pollution.

There has never been a more pressing time than now because 2021 is Scotland’s Year of Coast and Waters which encourages responsible engagement and participation in Scotland’s unrivalled natural ecosystems.” - Cal Major

Sunset Paddle
Cal Major
Paddling the coast of Scotland
Cal Major SUP in Scotland