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



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.


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


  • Young Placechangers Skills Bank

    Are you a planner, ecologist, urban designer, landscape architect, archaeologist, youth worker or youth work training provider or other professional? Then the Young Placechangers Skills Bank could be for you! Read more

  • Falkirk Council draft food growing strategy approved

    The draft community food growing strategy was approved for public consultation at Falkirk Council’s Executive Committee on 15 January Read more

  • Pitscurry Red Squirrel Trail

    In Aberdeenshire, £10,000 Bags of Help funding was used to create a Red Squirrel Trail, a cosy indoor viewing area with wildlife information and the planting of some trees and a mixed living hedge. Read more

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