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.



Food Growing Projects

Read about our current work with local authorities on developing Local Food Growing Strategies.


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

Get involved

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


  • New powers to tackle vacant & derelict land

    The Scottish Land Commission are proposing new legal powers to tackle the blight of vacant and derelict land and buildings. Read more

  • Exploring greenspace with A+DS

    The greenspace scotland team joined the Architecture & Design Scotland (A&DS) staff and board away day this week to facilitate a session on urban greenspace and placemaking in Cumbernauld Read more

  • 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. Read more

Project of the Month

  • Starbank Park – win best neighbourhood park award

    The Friends of Starbank Park are celebrating winning the Best Neighbourhood Park Award at the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards. Read more

  • Urban greening - Glasgow

    greenspace scotland has been working with Glasgow City Council and local partners on a programme called ‘the Five Streets’ using placemaking techniques to develop and propose green infrastructure. Read more

  • Aldouran Wetland Garden

    Visitors to this community garden, wetland and bird hide can now use an on-site composting toilet thanks to a £8,000 grant from Bags of Help. Read more