The Scottish Government is holding a consultation to explore further the ways in which legislation relating to allotments may be amended. This consultation builds on the responses received to the Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill last summer. The consultation closes … Continue reading
In March Greenspace Scotland undertook an evaluation of 11 Placemaking projects to investigate the impact that Community Placemaking has/is making to the transformation of local spaces and neighbourhoods and the involvement of communities. They found that the placemaking principle of … Continue reading
The Community Land Advisory Service and Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens have published their ‘Guide for Landowners’. The aim is to give both public and private landowners the key information they need to make an informed decision about … Continue reading
A review of international evidence on the benefits of urban parks has been published by the International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration. The report’s authors looked at over 200 studies from 2000 to 2012 and found that there is … Continue reading
A study carried out by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh has discovered that you can ease ‘brain fatigue’ brought on by the hectic demands of the urban environment by strolling through a greenspace. The study used new technology … Continue reading
The Nature of Scotland Awards were launched last year to recognise excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation. For 2013, there are two additional categories, including a community initiative award.