Greenspaces, parks, gardens, and streets have become even more important to us as venues for social activities, sports, youth work and cultural events and learning. With a lot of “normal” venues closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, local organisations have looked for new ways of bringing local people together outdoors safely and creating a much-needed sense of community.

We engaged erz landscape architects to gather examples and good practice from across Scotland.

The Better Outside Ideas Source Book has quick, cheap and simple examples from £5 per person, through to more ambitious projects which would require professional support and planning.

Whether you are thinking about shelter, seating, lighting or planting, we hope you will find something in the colourful Ideas Source Book to inspire you.

If you would like a copy of the Better Outside Ideas Source Book please contact [email protected]