Transforming urban spaces into people places

Greenspace makes our lives and places better

What we do

Community placemaking case studies

greenspace scotland has been placemaking with communities in Scotland since 2005.


Author: Ian Goodman

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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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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.



Our story

Since 2002, greenspace scotland has provided a national lead on greenspace, working towards our goal that everyone living and working in urban Scotland has easy access to quality greenspace which meets local needs and improves their quality of life.



Find and enjoy greenspace

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




Project of the Month

  • Linking Leith's Parks - creating a neighbourhood nature network

    Our July 2024 Project of the Month describes how the strategic mapping work of the Edinburgh Nature Network has taken an important step towards local delivery with design and action for 6 of Leith's parks. Read more

  • Parks4Life Community Fund launched

    Now live!! Apply for grants of between £500 and £1,500 for community and Friends groups who work to improve, promote and develop a park or greenspace across Scotland. Read more

  • Working for Mega Flora across North Lanarkshire

    In the Project of the Month for May we look at North Lanarkshire Council’s ‘Mega Flora’ project – experiments in creating wildflower meadow habitat and better planting and management regimes for North Lanarkshire’s urban grassland and country parks. Read more