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

  • Weathering Change report available

    Weathering Change report published exploring how communities can become more resilient in the face of climate change Read more

  • World GIS day

    Wednesday 14 November was World GIS day - GIS is helping greenspace scotland do more to highlight the importance of greenspace. Read more

  • Scots Wa-Hey Play Area Alloway

    Tesco Bags of Help funding of £12,000 supported a free and fun play area inspired by the life, works and words of the bard at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Ayrshire. Read more

Project of the Month

  • Communities dig in for Perth and Kinross greenspaces

    Our project of the month Perth and Kinross Council’s Community Greenspace team have been actively encouraging community involvement across a range of greenspace and parks services. Read more

  • Winchburgh Community Growing Group

    The recently established Winchburgh Community Growing Group (WCGG) in West Lothian is making spaces across the village accessible for growing free fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers for the community to enjoy all year round Read more

  • 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