Nine community growing projects to receive funding boost

Community initiatives across Scotland will receive funding to boost engagement in growing and learning about food, and to promote healthy eating and outdoor exercise. The 2022/23 CSGN ‘Growing Food Together’ Fund has provided the awards through a £100,000 fund provided by the Scottish Government. The latest round of awards through the fund marks the second […]

Local MSP visits Lionthorn Bing greenspace project site

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 places focus on vacant & derelict land in March

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 […]

CSGN to benefit from new Programme Manager role

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 […]

£0.75m Greenspace Enhancement going ahead at Lionthorn Bing, Falkirk

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 […]