7 August – Play Day

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. The 2019 theme is Play Builds Children.

Forest School and Outdoor Learning Award (FOLA) - SCQF levels 5 to 8 N

Next modular course starting on 16th September (South Lanarkshire), and a residential course from 28th October (Fife).

For more information and to book, please go to the FSTC website 

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. 

24 October - Britain's Active Parks

A one-day conference in Birmingham focusing on how our parks can play an increasing role in getting people active and changing lives at the Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. greenspace scotland will be presenting Parks - our natural health service, focusing on the development and delivery of Scotland’s first health board-led Green Health Strategy developed in partnership with NHS Lothian and the Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation.

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