Transforming urban spaces into people places

Greenspace makes our lives and places better

What we do

ParkPower Project

Working with partners we are developing a strategic, Scotland-wide approach to understanding the green energy potential of parks and greenspaces.

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Author: Ian Goodman

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?

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90%

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

1593km2

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

Get involved

Find and enjoy greenspace

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

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Support parks

The Scottish Parks Endowment 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.

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Author: Ian Goodman

Bags of Help grants

Bags of Help funds local projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their community. Grants of up to £4,000 are available. Working with Tesco and Groundwork UK, we deliver the Bags of Help in Scotland.

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News

  • MyParkScotland turns 4!

    This weekend sees MyParkScotland celebrate it's 4th birthday with some short case studio videos about how groups have used the site. Read more

  • Fields in Trust Launch Green Space Index

    Fields in Trust have developed the Green Space Index which uses Ordnance Survey data to analyse park and greenspace provision across Great Britain. Read more

  • Ellon Academy School Garden and Polytunnel

    Bags of Help awards have transformed the garden experience at Ellon Academy, £10,000 helped establish and fence the school garden and a second award of £4,000 built a polytunnel classroom. Read more

Project of the Month

  • Creating a new urban park at Fernbrae Meadows

    Project of the Month for May is the Fernbrae Meadows project in the Cathkin Braes area, South Lanarkshire. Here a former golf course has been transformed into a new urban park. The project is part funded by SNH’s Green Infrastructure Fund Read more

  • The Garden Project - growing people, places and plants

    Our April project of the month The Garden Project supports people with barriers to employment such as poor mental health or an offending background to participate in voluntary gardening at Tollcross Park in Glasgow. Read more

  • Lochore Meadows – generating energy from the park

    Project of the month for March is Lochore Meadows in Fife, where Fife Council utilise the heat stored in the water in a renewable heating system for the visitor centre. Read more