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New powers to tackle vacant & derelict land

The Scottish Land Commission are proposing new legal powers to tackle the blight of vacant and derelict land and buildings.Read more

Exploring greenspace with A+DS

The greenspace scotland team joined the Architecture & Design Scotland (A&DS) staff and board away day this week to facilitate a session on urban greenspace and placemaking in CumbernauldRead more

Championing young placechangers

Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government, called into the Greenspace Hub at Go Live! on Glasgow Green to meet the most recent cohort of Young Placechangers.Read more

Going Live at Go Live!

Glasgow Green will be a city hotspot during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, bringing together sport, culture and entertainment with a daily programme of free to attend activities.Read more

Come and tell us why you love parks?

August sees the launch of our #MyParkLove campaign to give everyone an opportunity to tell us about your favourite park and why you love it.Read more

Young Placechangers project shortlisted for award

Young Placechangers project shortlisted in the Young People category for the Scottish Quality Awards in PlanningRead more

Royal College of General Practitioners join forces with parkrun UK

Ground-breaking initiative that could see thousands of patients being ‘prescribed’ outdoor physical activity rather than medication.Read more

Budget cuts means parks are falling into disrepair

A report by UNISON says parks and greenspaces are falling into disrepair because of budget cutsRead more

Scotland’s Environment Strategy consultation launched

Scottish Government’s discussion paper on an Environment Strategy for Scotland is live.The consultation closes on 24 August 2018.Read more

Garthdee Community Garden

Garthdee Field Allotments Association was awarded £12,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help programme to build a customised outdoor classroom and shelter.Read more

The Butterfly community garden in Clackmannan celebrates award

The garden celebrated one year in existence at an Open Day in JulyRead more

Grow Wild in Scotland 2018

This year’s Grow Wild projects are ramping up to full swing. There are a great spread of projects, across locations and themes.Read more

Busby Primary pupils create edible vertical garden

Pupils from Busby Primary School in East Renfrewshire have created their own edible vertical garden with the help of a world-renowned landscape artist.Read more

Westfield Community placemaking project

The Place Evaluation and site studies focused on a series of open spaces within the village, including the existing play area and surrounding public realm, the sports pitch and a series of amenity ‘green pockets’.Read more

Tackling litter and building communities by giving greenspaces a purpose

The local projects had two strands – place improvement and litter monitoring/evaluationRead 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

The Peddling Pool - Freewheel North

Youngsters in and around Glasgow are on a roll on a specially designed bike zone thanks to a grant from Tesco Bags of Help. Free Wheel North received £10,000 to develop their peddling pool specially for younger cyclists.Read more

Edible Twechar

Groups in Twechar used the Our Growing Community toolkit to audit available land and identify new places to sow and grow everywhere. Their vision is capture in the lovely Edible Twechar map.Read more

Ochil Community Garden Ben Cleuch Centre, Tillicoultry

The garden is part of the activities Adult Care Services in Clackmannanshire Council offers its service users.Read more

New fund for walking, cycling and sustainable travel

The Minister for Transport and The Islands, Humza Yousaf, announced the new Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund at this year’s Active Travel Conference in Perth.Read more

Access to greenspace roundtable

On May 23 the Local Government Committee held a session on Access to Greenspace in the Scottish Parliament. You can watch again...Read more

Scottish communities benefit from £6million Bags of Help funding

Community groups from across Scotland joined MSPs, Tesco colleagues and partners at a celebration event at the Scottish Parliament on 9 May 2018.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