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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We are recruiting...

…for a Creative Programme Manager, Project Officer and freelance associates to deliver the Covid Community Memorial programme.

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Author: Julie Procter

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

  • Rebuild the Millhide success

    Nature Scots first crowdfund closed on 9 May raising an impressive £27,335.00 in donations. Read more

  • Out of bounds - equity in access to urban nature

    Natural spaces in our towns and cities have lots of benefits: for our mental and physical health, for communities and for the local economy. However, not everyone has equal access to these benefits. This report looks at the evidence on equity in access to urban nature and how we can address it. Read more

  • Farewell to Ea - from greenspace to greener

    After 13 years with greenspace scotland, Ea O'Neill is moving on to take up a new role Read more

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