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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Food Growing Projects

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

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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

Project of the Month

  • Community brings Castlebank Park back from the brink

    It’s hard to imagine while watching the bees buzzing in the dahlias and sniffing the Braveheart roses in the William Wallace rose garden but Castlebank Park in the historic town of Lanark didn’t always look this way. Read more

  • 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