£8 million nature boost for urban communities

Almost £8 million of funding has been announced to help people and nature thrive in some of the most deprived parts of Scotland.

The latest round of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)’s ambitious Green Infrastructure Fund will support seven major projects in cities and towns across the central belt.

The fund aims to tackle socio-economic issues such as poor health and high unemployment as well as mitigate the impacts of climate change through creating and improving greenspaces in urban communities.

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Work Begins on Scotland's Largest New District Park

A total of 31,000 new trees to be planted as part of the design led by local community for a new district park.

Winchburgh Developments Limited has confirmed that I&H Brown has commenced work on a brand new 78-acre district park at Winchburgh in a contract worth £6 million. The first phase of the park is scheduled to open in spring 2021.

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New John Muir Way initiative to benefit walkers, cyclists and local businesses

Explorers on the John Muir Way can now record their 134-mile adventure across central Scotland with a new official passport.

Launched to coincide with the coast to coast route’s fifth anniversary year, the John Muir Way passport will provide a lasting memento for walkers and cyclists undertaking the 134-mile route, while providing a welcome incentive to visit local attractions and businesses along the way.

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Ramblers crowns Falkirk as Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood

The Falkirk area is officially the best place for a walk in the UK after it picked up a national award for the ‘best walking neighbourhood’ at a prestigious ceremony held in the Houses of Parliament.

A public vote organised by charity Ramblers saw the work of Falkirk Council and its partners in helping to develop and maintain its path network stretching 383 miles locally rewarded with the country’s top accolade for walking.

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Globetrotting grant winners share their international GI learning

In June 2018 we announced the three winners of the CSGN Young Persons Travel Grant who between them had chosen to visit green infrastructure projects across London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Nijmegen and Portland.

The three jet-setters have since returned and shared what they learned from their visits around the world.

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