Transforming urban spaces into people places

Greenspace makes our lives and places better

What we do

How we work

We provide a national lead for action on parks and greenspaces. Working in partnership we pioneer new approaches to managing and resourcing greenspace.



Young Placechangers Ideas Fund

Is there anything you and your youth group would like to change about the place where you live, go to school or work?


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



Sharing the #myparklove at Go Live!

Over 3,000 people popped into the Greenspace Hub at Go Live! on Glasgow Green over the 10 days of the European Championships.


Author: Ian Goodman

Grant funding

Working with Tesco and Groundwork UK, we deliver the Bags of Help Scheme in Scotland. Over 2000 Scottish community projects have already shared in over £6million. Find out how to apply for your project.


Author: Ian Goodman


  • Queens Park #myparklove

    Queen’s Park has a uniquely rich combination of historical, cultural and environmental heritage and outstanding landscape and conservation values. Read more

  • Glen Strathfarrar Shieling Project

    Environmentally-aware youngsters cook up a storm in a specially designed outdoor kitchen thanks to an £8,000 grant from Bags of Help. The project gives youngsters a flavour of what shieling life was like and emphasises that Highland culture and heritage can be used to develop life skills today. Read more

  • Rouken Glen #myparklove

    Rouken Glen Park is a fantastic, family friendly, greenspace located within East Renfrewshire. Read more

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