Help for farmers in the CSGN area to branch out into tree planting

Farmers and land managers across the Central Scotland Green Network are being offered free assessments from Scottish Forestry. As part of a national drive to promote the benefits of tree planting to farmers, a limited number of free Farm Woodland Assessments are being provided.    Already, 69 assessments have taken place in the CSGN area, resulting […]

CSGN Growing Food Together Fund 2023 Now Open

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. Funded 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 […]

Clyde Climate Forest ‘Tree Count’ gets underway

The Clyde Climate Forest (CCF) has this month launched its Annual Tree Count, with organisations and community groups encouraged to register trees planted since this time last year to contribute to this year’s grand total. Last year, 1.2 million trees were planted across Glasgow City Region and this year it’s hoped even more will be […]

Discovering Trees in Glasgow: Free Tree Training

The Field Studies Council are offering a chance for 18-30 year-olds in Glasgow to learn more about the trees in their local community. Bookings are being taken for the upcoming course ‘Discovering Trees in Glasgow’. During the 4-week course you will learn about tree biology and ecology, identifying trees, tree pest and disease, as well […]

£ 15m Funding for Vacant & Derelict Land Projects

The Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme (VDLIP) is once again open for applications, providing £15 million in funding for projects to be delivered in the 2024/5 financial year. Launched in 2021, the VDLIP has already funded over 30 projects throughout Scotland, the majority of which are located within the Central Scotland Green […]

CSGN embedded in National Planning Framework 4

The fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) has now come into effect, embedding the climate and nature emergencies across planning policy and placing a stronger emphasis than ever before on tangible actions to address these twin crises. As a National Development within NPF4, the Central Scotland Green Network is a major driver in delivering these tangible […]

Two Major Vacant & Derelict Sites Transformed

In recent weeks, the CSGN has seen the completion of two large scale projects to transform Vacant and Derelict Land (VDL), at key sites in Falkirk and Glasgow. Following a major injection of funding from the Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme, the enhancements at Lionthorn Policy Bing in Falkirk and Avenue End […]

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 […]

Biodiversity Minister visits Forest site on COP27 Biodiversity Day

The Scottish Government’s Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna Slater MSP, today met with some of the partners responsible for delivering the Clyde Climate Forest initiative that will see 18 million trees planted across Glasgow City Region by 2030. Meeting with representatives of the Clyde Climate Forest and key delivery partner Green […]