Green Flag Award for Zetland Park’s Raingarden

Grangemouth’s Zetland Park Rose Garden, which reopened this year having been transformed into a fully functioning Raingarden, has received recognition at the Green Flag Awards 2022. Named joint winners in the ‘Best Climate Change Adaptation Project‘ category, the project was recognised for its raingarden’s scalable and sustainable approach to integrating a nature-based flooding solution into […]

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 […]

Cumnock’s dementia-friendly ‘Memory Garden’ officially opens

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]