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How can singing help communities prepare for flooding?

SEPA and Creative Carbon Scotland worked with a local primary school and a musician in Aberdeen on a creative, new approach to communicate about flooding and flood risk management. Read more

National Lottery launch Heritage Horizon Awards

The Heritage Horizon Awards will invest £100million over the next three years in ambitious, innovative and transformational projects that will revolutionise UK heritage. Read more

Planning Bill and Open Space Strategies

Amendment to require Planning Authorities to prepare Open Space Strategies has been retained in Scottish Government’s Stage 3 amendments to the Planning Bill. Read more

Edinburgh announced as Future Parks Pioneer

Edinburgh's Thriving Green Spaces project announced as one of eight Future Parks pioneers to find sustainable ways to manage and fund parks and greenspaces Read more

International Making Place Conference in Glasgow

International Conference held by WHO European Healthy Cities Network in collaboration with NHS Scotland to reflect the Place Standard Tool and discuss further improvements to tackle health inequalities. Read more

Amazing Spaces, Smart Places

Belfast City Council is trialling five innovative pilot projects in their parks and open spaces to examine how data and and innovative technologies can help manage the sites. Read more

Walkipedia Scotland

A wealth of information about walking in Scotland is now available on a single website. Read more

Inclusive Play Project video for Zetland Park launched

The Zetland Park Inclusive Play project is looking to make a difference to this Grangemouth park. Read more

2019 Surf Awards now open

2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration, which is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government, are now open for applications. Read more

Outdoor Nurseries Social Enterprise Fund

The new fund aims to support up to 3,000 children over a five-year period to access outdoor play and learning, concentrating on disadvantaged areas with limited or no outdoor nursery provision. Read more

Allan Water Improvement Project works with land managers to improve land use activities

Delivered by Forth Rivers Trust the project has seen multiple benefits for landowners, river wildlife and local communities Read more

ParkPower creates national and international connections

The ParkPower team have just launched an online resource listing worldwide reference sites that provide energy related activities in parks and greenspaces. Read more

Our June ebulletin is out now

The June ebulletin is out! Catch up with greenspace news, events and research from Scotland and further afield. Read more

Den Environmental Network

In Keith, Bags of Help contributed £1,000 to REAP (Rural Environmental Action Project) to help residents living around Den Crescent make their communal areas nicer to look at, to sit in and to walk in and to renew the benches and artwork. Read more

Glasgow Food Summit

Glasgow Food Policy Partnership organised the Glasgow Food Summit, that took place on the 29 May in Glasgow City Chambers. Read more

Garden for Life at Gardening Scotland

From 31 May to 2 June Gardening Scotland took place at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. Gardening Scotland is the national gardening and outdoor living exhibition which along with various gardening stands hosts the Garden for Life Read more

Announcing Geovation Scotland

Registers of Scotland and Ordnance Survey to establish a Geovation Hub in Edinburgh to accelerate Scottish property and geospatial start-ups. Read more

Cullen Castle Hill Project

Bags of Help contributed £2,000 to help volunteers restore Castle Hill, in Cullen to its former glory, so that local people and visitors to the area can enjoy the historic site and the spectacular panoramic view of Cullen Bay. Read more

Locavore plan more local food growing – pledge your support

Locavore plan to transform a closed-down plant nursery into a productive organic food growing project in the southside of Glasgow. Read more

Green Network Blueprint Launched

This week the GCV Green Network partnership launched their Green Network Blueprint for the Glasgow City region. Read more

Energy Efficient Hermitage Park Pavilion

Our June project of the month Hermitage Park Pavilion is the first public building in Scotland to meet the internationally recognised Passivhaus standard for building design. Read more

Falkirk shortlisted in "Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood Award, 2019"

Falkirk has been shortlisted in "Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood Award, 2019" from 80 nominations. The next 6 weeks a public vote will decide who wins! Read more

MyParkScotland turns 4!

This weekend sees MyParkScotland celebrate it's 4th birthday with some short case studio videos about how groups have used the site. Read more

Fields in Trust Launch Green Space Index

Fields in Trust have developed the Green Space Index which uses Ordnance Survey data to analyse park and greenspace provision across Great Britain. Read more