1-7 June – Volunteers’ Week Scotland 

This year, Volunteers’ Week is about celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways. From trustees and campaigners to carers and fundraisers, this is a great time to think about the fantastic contribution all your volunteers make. Get involved – download the resource pack, become a volunteer week partner, share your stories

12 June - 2019 Active Travel conference, Edinburgh

Over 250 policy-makers, practitioners and activists involved in Active Travel will converge on the Edinburgh Corn Exchange to hear a stellar line-up of key note speakers. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a diverse range of breakout sessions aimed at unpicking the conference theme of Widening Access to Active Travel.

12 June - Webinar: The local air pollutant removal value of trees in the UK

This webinar will launch an online tool giving access to new data on the value of air pollutant removal by trees in each Local Authority in the UK. The developers - Economics for the environment consultancy (eftec) and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - will describe how it can be used to help decision-makers understand the value of the trees to people

15 June - Scottish Allotments (SAGS) 2019 Annual Gathering and AGM 

The gathering will see the launch of the latest in the Galvanising Grassroots series, this time looking at how Planners can make provision for allotments in new housing developments. The Gathering is followed by the AGM where SAGS expect to adopt Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status.

17-18 June - Connecting Children and Teenagers with Local Nature, Brighton 

This UK research showcase and networking event is open to academics, researchers, practitioners, educators, and students from across the UK.  The programme features plenary, 15-minute and lightning talks, poster sessions, exhibits and round-table discussions - all focusing on children and teenagers from 5-18 years.

21-22 June - Community Land Scotland's 2019 conference, Skye  

The conference will look ahead to a day when community landownership is mainstream in Scotland. How will Scotland get there and what impact will it have on our rural areas, towns and cities?

24 June - Understanding Our City Region Ecosystem, Edinburgh

This event will bring together anyone interested in data about the Edinburgh and Southeast Scotland city region (natural) ecosystem – from air quality to sustainable urban drainage to biodiversity to greenspace and woodlands and beyond. Organisers are keen to bring together people interested in different ways to work with existing and new data to better understand the city region ecosystem

25 June - Leading Earthwalks Day, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 

A new 1-day workshop celebrating the launch of the newly published Earthwalks book. This workshop will be delivered by the I.E.E.’s internationally renowned trainer, Jon Cree. email  

6 July - The Edinburgh Climate Festival 

Free, family friendly and community-led event taking place for the first time in the Meadows.

6 July – Have a field day, Fields in Trust

Plan a picnic on your park or greenspace for Have a Field Day on Saturday 6th July. Enjoy a picnic and join thousands of others across the country enjoying their local greenspaces. Register your event today!

21 September – Celebrate on European Sustainable Communities Day 

Have you been working hard on making your group's work succeed? Think about saying thank you to your staff, volunteers or partners this autumn or bring in new fans and followers of your work by organising an event such as an open day, conference, apple harvest or shared meal on or around the 21 September. Up to £200 event funding available for SCCAN members. 

Saturday gardening sessions - Greenheart Growers at Parkhead Community Gardens

Gardening sessions for the benefit of local community in Parkhead and East End of Glasgow. Sessions are every Thursday and every second Saturday (2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month) with workshops aimed at encouraging people to grow food, learn basic skills and provide hands on experience, in an inclusive, community learning environment for the benefit of the local community. 

Clydesdale Community Initiatives – Get outdoors Lanarkshire events and training

including therapeutic gardening, community orchard work, environmental volunteering and hospital gardens Email 

The Caley’s Grow and Learn Award 

Grow and Learn is the Caley’s flagship education programme delivered in collaboration with organisations across Scotland. Grow and Learn aims to address a large gap in provision in the world of horticulture by offering an alternative learning opportunity for those who find mainstream learning challenging. Find out more about the person-centred Grow and Learn awards or email 

Free community path training

Paths for All's Active Environments team are offering community organisations the opportunity to receive free training on their doorstep and on a date that suits them by hosting a range of training courses at your choice of location. 

Training and events for Scottish community groups tackling climate change
If you are a Scottish community group interested in tackling climate change the free programme of training and events provided by Keep Scotland Beautiful could help support you in your work. 

Forest School Training programme, Scotland 2019
Information about dates, costs and how to book for the current FSTC training courses