Created: Monday, 08 August 2011 00:00
Green cash boost to transform central Scotland
Thirty one greenspace projects in the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area are to share in a £1.1million funding boost.
The greenspace funding aims to kick-start the transformation of the central belt region into a better place to live and work.
Projects in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Fife, Renfrewshire, Clackmannanshire, Stirling, Inverclyde and Ayrshire all receive funding.
Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Stewart Stevenson, said the funding would result in real action on the ground:
“The CSGN project is the biggest greenspace project of its kind in Europe and aims to change the face of central Scotland, by restoring, transforming and greening its landscape.
“Covering nearly 70 per cent of Scotland’s population, the CSGN will make a marked difference to the lives of people living and working in this region.
“This is the second round of funding through the CSGN Development Fund and we will see some very exciting projects take off this year.
“The whole project is very much a partnership affair with local authorities, greenspace and regeneration organisations and communities working together to create change on a massive scale.”
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