Category Archives: Green infrastructure

Taking Cumbernauld’s Wild Ways Well to a European audience

Making more use of Scotland’s outdoors as Our Natural Health Service is an initiative being led by SNH. Paul Barclay from The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), is part of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape team and delivers an innovative green health programme, … Continue reading

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Building with Nature – Greener Social Housing by Design

Scotland’s urban green spaces provide many benefits for people and nature – from opportunities to exercise; spaces to grow food; refuges for wildlife; and valuable services, such as managing flood water and mitigating the effects of air and noise pollution. … Continue reading

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New leadership’s first annual report sees year of successes and looks to the future

2017/18 was a year of change for SNH.  We welcomed a new Chair and a new CEO; and we refreshed our Corporate Plan, with an eye to the future and a stronger focus on the benefits that connecting people and … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Beyond 2020 – Scotland’s Contribution

So what’s next for Scotland’s biodiversity?  Our CEO, Francesca Osowska took centre-stage to discuss Scotland’s contributions to biodiversity beyond 2020.  Here is her speech, in full, from the Business Breakfast at Scotland House, Brussels, 6 Nov 2018 as part of … Continue reading

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Affordable homes, Greener Places

Ivan Clark, our Plan and Placemaking Team Manager explains how we can deliver better quality greenspace in social housing developments. Scotland’s urban green spaces provide a range of benefits for people and nature. They can provide opportunities for people to … Continue reading

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Pathway to improvement at Oatridge College

Scotland’s largest land management college is an ideal setting for the Paths for All demonstration path. The demo path, with all sorts of gates, signs and surfaces, is located on the north side of the West Lothian campus. Courses at the … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – From Hamilton to Dunoon

After an excellent first two days and having reached Hamilton in her first update, the schedule for day 3 of Francesca’s #CycleForNature was packed with visits to local projects that SNH supports. Let’s hear how the rest of the week … Continue reading

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A Certain Buzz!

You’ve got to admire community activists and social entrepreneurs who bring about change and make good things happen, and it’s a real buzz when our work gives us a chance to work alongside such folk. Andy Dorin, Forth Area Manager, … Continue reading

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Social Housing and Green Infrastructure – Connecting people and nature

Ivan Clark, our Plan & Place-making Team Manager, is working with our partners to explore how we can deliver better quality greenspace in social housing developments. Scotland’s urban green spaces provide a range of benefits for people and nature. They … Continue reading

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Our seven Green Infrastructure Fund projects

This year SNH awarded £5.8 million from its Green Infrastructure Fund to seven projects that will improve local green space in some of the most deprived, urban areas in Scotland. Match funding from other sources will result in a total … Continue reading

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