Find updates on play, learning, and the environment, from across the wider network in Scotland – and beyond.

23rdNovember 2021

A greener Glasgow

This Scottish Pollinators post (18 November 2021) describes Green Connectors, a five-year project to create valuable habitat links throughout the city for pollinators (and other wildlife).  This will nurture wildflower meadows, hedges and tree planting in a jigsaw of appropriate sites.

16thNovember 2021

Aberdeen creates reasons to be cheerful

This article in Scottish Pollinators (10 November 2021) celebrates the more natural approach to managing greenspaces, taken by Aberdeen City Council . Take a look at the beautiful results!

11thNovember 2021

My Place Photography – entries open for 2022!

My Place Photography Competition encourages young people aged 4-18 in Scotland to explore their local buildings, places and archaeology. The theme for 2021 is My Place, My Space, My Story.

3rdNovember 2021

Nature’s classroom in Clydebank

Once upon a time, Melfort Park on the old St Eunan’s Primary school site in Clydebank, was derelict and vacant. Now it’s a thriving urban community park, and local schools enjoy the facilities the park has to offer. Read how teachers have seized the chance to connect pupils with nature [...]

21stOctober 2021

Scottish waterfalls – what’s in a name?

Scotland’s Nature blog describes how ‘Eas’ in the Gaelic landscape marks a named waterfall in this post Land of Falling Water (20 October 2021). A range of Scottish waterfalls and places are illustrated, along with their Gaelic names.