Transforming urban spaces into people places

Greenspace makes our lives and places better

What we do

Introducing ParkPower

Understanding the green energy potential of parks and greenspaces across Scotland


Author: Ian Goodman

Support parks

The Scottish Parks4Life Fund is an easy and simple way for everyone who uses and loves Scotland’s parks to make a donation, large or small, to support our treasured parks.


Author: Ian Goodman


of urban Scots say it’s important to have greenspace in their area


is the area of urban greenspace in scotland – equivalent to area of 22 Loch Lomonds

1 in 4

Scots say the quality of their greenspace has declined in the last 5 years

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Find and enjoy greenspace

Explore and discover Scotland's wonderful parks and greenspaces using Scotland's greenspace map and MyParkScotland



Silverburn Flax Mill

Crowdfunding appeal to support a major community-led initiative for wellbeing, enterprise and employment, benefiting the people of Levenmouth and beyond. The B-listed former Flax Mill building will be brought back to life, creating a sustainable and iconic centre piece for Silverburn Park.

Your community greenspace resource is live!

Got a question? New resource to find help and advice to make the most of your greenspace


Author: Julie Procter


  • Natural capital of new woodlands

    A study – the first of its kind in the UK – has provided quantitative evidence of the natural capital benefits of planting new woodlands. Read more

  • UK Climate Projections - Scotland summary

    Adaptation Scotland has published a new climate projections summary. The summary provides an overview for Scotland of the most up to date UK Met Office Climate Projections. Read more

  • East Lothian Council (ELC) update on Climate Change Strategy

    East Lothian Council (ELC) have published a progress update on their Climate Change Strategy. ELC is a key partner in the national ParkPower project Green Heat in Greenspaces lead by greenspace scotland Read more

Project of the Month

  • Better Outside - The Bowling Green, Pollokshields

    The Project of the Month for December shows how Urban Roots and Pollokshields Trust are working together to ensure that local people can continue to access the services of voluntary groups by creating an indoor-outdoor meeting space in the Bowling Green greenspace in the heart of the community Read more

  • Nature-based enterprises: a new approach to the sustainable, net-zero emissions economy

    Our project of the month for Nov is the Connecting Nature Enterprise platform which aims to increase the potential of this growing sustainable economic sector. Read more

  • Silverburn: Heart, Mind & Soul

    Project of the month for October is the Silverburn Park and The Flax Mill initiative in Levenmouth - A joint project between Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) and Fife Council with support from Fife Historic Buildings Trust (FBHT) Read more