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 and focus on 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

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Turning on the heat from Scotland’s rivers

New research reveals Scotland's rivers could hold the key to a low carbon future

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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

  • Clean Air Day 2021

    Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events, and reaching millions more through the media. This year Clean Air Day is taking place on 17 June 2021. Read more

  • Biodiversity in New Housing Developments

    The National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation has partnered with RSPB and Barratt Developments to produce guidance on how the housebuilding industry can incorporate green infrastructure into new-build homes and enhance and protect biodiversity. Read more

  • Summer of Activities Fund

    A new Summer of Activities Fund for Children & Young People has been launched in Stirling. Read more

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