Cumnock’s new dementia-friendly garden was formally opened on 9th June. The garden, which was developed by Cumnock Action Plan in partnership with the Green Action Trust, has been designed to be a peaceful and quiet greenspace, offering people with dementia and their carers opportunities for fresh air, gentle exercise and social interaction. Just like elsewhere […]
The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) ‘Growing Food Together’ Fund is once again offering a cash boost to community growing projects across the whole of Scotland. Supported by the Scottish Government, projects can apply for part of the £100,000 fund that aims to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food, as well as […]
Falkirk MSP Michael Matheson has visited a major greenspace improvement project underway at a former coal mining spoil heap at Lionthorn Policy Bing, Falkirk. Mr Matheson toured the development site at Lionthorn and heard from the environmental regeneration partners, Green Action Trust and Falkirk Council, about the plans to bring the formerly derelict land back […]
Land Reuse Month, hosted by the Scottish Land Commission, will support local authorities in addressing the ‘how to’ of tackling the legacy of derelict land and preventing further sites and buildings from falling into long-term disrepair. Scotland has almost 11,000 hectares of vacant and derelict urban land – an area roughly twice the size of […]
In response to the Scottish Government reaffirming its commitment to the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) by including it as a national development in NPF4 – and highlighting the importance of the Delivery Plan 2030 (DP30) workstreams within the Planning Policy Handbook – the Green Action Trust is recruiting a dedicated CSGN Programme Manager. The […]
A large package of greenspace improvements is soon to be delivered through an ambitious project at Lionthorn Policy Bing in Falkirk. Close to £750,000 will be spent, benefitting an area of previously derelict land, with much of the funding (£560,000) secured through Scottish Government’s new Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme by the Green Action […]
Thirteen community growing initiatives across Scotland will receive funds to foster community engagement in growing.