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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

Nominations sought for SF&G Trustees and Directors

Social Farms & Gardens are currently seeking nominations from member organisations for individuals to take up a place on the SF&G Board from April 2019.Read more

Join our team – we’re recruiting for ParkPower Project Manager

ParkPower has been selected as one of 5 innovative UK Rethinking Parks prototype projects. We’re now looking for an experienced project manager to lead our exciting new Park Power project.Read more

Strathaven park retains place as Scotland's best park

Each year, parks that have been awarded a Green Flag Award are put to public vote called the People’s ChoiceRead more

Ruglen Ropewalk in Overtoun Park

Overtoun Park in Glasgow now has some beautiful public art to compliment its existing Victorian fountain and bandstand. With £12,000 Bags of Help funding, lots of imaginative work from volunteers and a skilled creative team Grow 73 have created an innovative trail through the park.Read more

November ebulletin now available

The monthly e-bulletin includes local, national and international greenspace-related news, as well as the latest information from greenspace scotland and our membersRead more

Inspiring fundraising - new digital toolkit launched

The partners behind the Resourcing Scotland's Heritage (RSH) programme have unveiled an interactive digital toolkit to help people working in Scotland’s heritage sector to develop their fundraising skills.Read more

It's bloomin lovely in Aberdeen

Aberdeen was crowned best city in Britain In Bloom at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) UK Britain In Bloom finals.Read more

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

Scotland at heart of greener cities alliance

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has launched a global Urban Nature Alliance which will be hosted by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in Edinburgh.Read more

John Muir Pollinator way – creating urban B-lines

Thanks to new funding the Central Scotland Green Network Trust are supporting Buglife to create 25 pollinator hubs at various points along the John Muir Way.Read more

Glasgow's Open Space Strategy needs your knowledge

Glasgow City Council has published a Consultative Draft Open Space Strategy (OSS) and is keen to get feedback. You have until Dec to make your views heard.Read more

Learning for Life in Letham

Letham Primary School in Perth received £12,000 from Tesco Bags of Help to develop their school grounds for all to enjoy.Read more

Transforming Play at St Francis Xavier's Primary School, Falkirk

School day learning, play times and after school socialising have been transformed through a radical new play area with sand and natural play structures.Read more

New guide to help councils create edible parks

Sustain has published a new guide to support councils to incorporate edible gardens into parks as a way to tackle social isolation, poor health and diet and childhood obesity.Read more

Scotland commits to life-enhancing outdoor play

50 people and organisations, including greenspace scotland, sign up to national pledge on outdoor play and learning.Read more

Gerriactivity in Argyll and Bute

Summer 2017 saw £5,000 funding from Tesco Bags of Help provide senior citizens in Campbeltown with lots of opportunities to get out and active with outdoor sports.Read more

£10m 'Future Parks Accelerator' initiative open for expressions of interest

Heritage Lottery Fund and National Trust join forces on new national initiative to help pioneering places save their precious parksRead more

Young People Take the Stage in Dunfermline

Following on from the Young Placechangers project with greenspace scotland the town centre stage on Dunfermline High Street was launched on Saturday.Read more

Creating a Heritage Orchard for Laigh Hills Park

A community orchard in Dunblane, thought to be one of the largest in Scotland, was planted by volunteers with a £4,975 grant from Bags of Help.Read more

#GirlsGetOot campaign launched on world mental health day

Visiting the outdoors can improve physical and mental health but surveys have shown that girls aged 15-17 are significantly less likely to be active outside than their male counterparts.Read more

The Place Standard partners are looking for feedback on its use

Having been widely used across Scotland and Europe over the last over two years, it’s now time to find out what is working well and whether there are any areas that can be improved.Read more

Young Placechangers Ideas Fund open for applications

From today [11 October 2018] young people and youth groups can apply to the Young Placechangers Ideas Fund for Seedcorn grants (up to £500) and larger Ideas Fund grants (up to £3000)Read more

Kilsyth Village Workshop involves people in their natural heritage

The project aims to help the volunteers develop a sense of empowerment as well being more connected to the local nature and woodland.Read more