A report, ‘Benches for everyone: solitude in public, sociability for free’ by The Young Foundation finds that benches in our towns and cities, though easily overlooked, play a crucial role in social life. They foster inclusion and help diverse communities … Continue reading
There has been a significant increase in community growing activity across the central belt of Scotland between 2010 and 2015 according to new research from the Central Scotland Green Network Trust. The study estimates that there are more than 300 … Continue reading
The Scottish Government has released an analysis of responses to the Allotments Compensation Consultation, and a Research Finding. A report from Grow Your Own Working Group’s event on the Act includes Q&As on the sections of the Act discussed.
Following the successful development and piloting of MyParkScotland in Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is now looking to extend to other areas, with support from NHS Health Scotland. MyParkScotland provides a fully searchable park listing and events portal, and a crowdfunding … Continue reading
Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Community Development Team works with a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations across Scotland. Activities range from projects encouraging biodiversity, to promoting sustainable food growing and care of gardens. Information, advice and resources about all the … Continue reading
The Partnerships Handbook – A Guide to Good Place-Keeping provides guidance and a checklist for good partnerships for individuals and groups involved in green and open space management, based on research by the University of Sheffield.