The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Annual Review 2018/19 has been published and is available to download.

The review provides an insight to our partners’ work that, by improving the environment across central Scotland, is making healthier places to live, and more attractive places to invest and do business in. It brings a focus to the national significance of the CSGN, projects that are being delivered at scale, and action that is benefiting people at a community level. 

The commitment and efforts of the many partners helping to deliver the CSGN have made this a very successful year. For example, 2018/19 has been a record year for woodland creation with the national target to plant 10,000 hectares being surpassed, helping to mitigate the effects of the planet’s climate emergency.

The John Muir Way has been successful in accessing funding to continue to increase awareness and use of the long distance walking and cycling route. Local businesses and attractions along the route are also being engaged as we seek to increase footfall, and support stronger and more sustainable local economies.

A key strength to the success of the CSGN’s delivery is our partners’ ability to work together. In 2018/19 we saw a number of partnership programmes draw to a close – the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative, Clyde and Avon Valley Partnership and EcoCo LIFE. In addition to the impact they have made, they leave a legacy of benefits, as well as bringing new opportunities and ventures.

New partnerships are also emerging such as the Leven Programme, a regeneration initiative involving government agencies, non-government organisations, private sector and local communities to help deliver environmental improvements in and around the River Leven.

The review is available to download here, alternatively you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to receive a hard copy. 

The Vision for Central Scotland

‘By 2050, Central Scotland has been transformed into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.’

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is changing the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.

The CSGN is a national development within the National Planning Framework which aims to make ‘a significant contribution to Scotland's sustainable economic development’. It involves public agencies and stakeholders working together to align their policies, programmes and actions to achieve a common aim.