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.

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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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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.

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News

  • 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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