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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Tesco Community Grants

Funding for local projects in Scotland, England and Wales that benefit their community, focus on food or helping children and families. Apply now for funding up to £1500.

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Author: Ian Goodman

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

This Must be Our Place Toolkit launched

New online resource to engage young people creatively in the places they live, work and play co-produced by the Rumpus Room and greenspace scotland for Young Placechangers.

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Author: Ian Goodman

What is greenspace?

Greenspaces are the 'green lungs' of our towns and cities which contribute to improving people's physical and mental health by providing places for informal recreation and 'breathing spaces' to take time out from the stresses of modern life.

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Find and enjoy greenspace

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

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News

  • Nature's contributions in coping with a pandemic in the 21st century

    New research reviews studies investigated role of nature exposure on public health during COVID-19 lockdowns Read more

  • Paths for All launch new fund

    Paths for All announce the Ian Findlay Path Fund to support the improvement of local paths within and between communities, making it easier for people to travel by walking, wheeling, or cycling for daily journeys. Read more

  • Levelling Up Parks Fund

    The UK government has announced a £9m parks scheme with the aim of creating new or significantly refurbished green spaces in English urban areas that need them most. Read more

Project of the Month

  • Dundee's greenspaces are getting greener!

    Our July project of the month explores what ‘naturalising’ parks and grassland looks like in Dundee Read more

  • ‘I remember’ - Scotland’s Covid Memorial

    I remember - Scotland’s Covid Memorial has been created in collaboration with the people of Scotland sharing their experiences of the pandemic Read more

  • Prescribing green health

    Our May project of the month highlights Green Social Prescribing work in Edinburgh and the Lothians along with the outcomes from the first Lothian Green Social Prescribing Forum. Read more