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Tourism chief visits Lanarkshire 

VisitScotland’s Chief Executive was focused on Lanarkshire tourism as his annual country-wide listening tour brought him to the area.

Malcolm Roughead met with businesses, councils and attractions across North and South Lanarkshire including the John Muir Way.

The tour brought him to The Boathouse at Auchinstarry Marina in Kilsyth which sits on the long-distance route – honouring the legacy of Scottish conservationist John Muir - and acts as a stamping station for a special route “passport”.

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Shortlist announced for Nature of Scotland Awards

Forty-four projects from across Scotland have been shortlisted for the eighth Nature of Scotland Awards, hosted by RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

The shortlist of nominees up for this year’s Nature of Scotland Awards were announced yesterday at a reception at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Emma Harper MSP and sponsored by The Botanist.

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National Planning Framework 3 monitoring report

Scotland’s National Planning Framework sets out a spatial strategy to guide future development and land use over the next 20 to 30 years. National Planning Framework 3 (NPF3), the Scottish Government's current strategy, was published in 2014, following extensive public engagement and full scrutiny by the Scottish Parliament.

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Plantlife launch new national road verge guidelines to increase wildflowers

New national guidelines underline the huge benefits of road verges being cut less and later for wild flowers and the wildlife they underpin. The Plantlife-led guidelines endorsed by highways agencies, industry and wildlife organisations provide a roadmap to fundamentally transform how 313,500 miles of UK road verges are managed.

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£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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