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

7thNovember 2023

The Flow Country – Land of the Gael

In this NatureScot post (3 November 2023) , Roddy Maclean describes how the Gaelic language dominates the toponymic landscape of the ‘most intact and extensive blanket bog system in the world’. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig / Read in Gaelic

7thNovember 2023

Nature connection Dutch style – a walking forest?

Would you like a breath of fresh air? Check out this amazing BOSK Youtube video of a ‘walking forest’ in the northern Dutch city of Leeuwarden. The event is also described in this article in The Guardian (4 August 2022).

31stOctober 2023

Nature Connectedness and the Role of Path Networks

In this Paths for All blog post (2 October 2023) Richard Armstrong, Senior Development Officer with the Community Paths Team, gives his take on the importance of connecting with nature. This includes a great animation created by Paths for All, to show how easy it is to connect with nature.

26thOctober 2023

Places and Children’s Health – research and policy agenda

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit share their Places and Children's Health: A Research and Policy Agenda. This summarises the findings from a collaborative workshop held in May 2023 that focused on how place impacts children’s health. A series of videos have also been created about research on how [...]

19thOctober 2023

Meadow in a box

This Scottish Pollinators post (28 September 2023) shares a guest blog by Simon Whitworth, currently working as a Countryside Officer at Aberdeen City Council. Find out about his work to help pollinators, and his ‘Meadow in a box’ scheme for schools. A great idea easily replicated in your area!

12thOctober 2023

My Place Photography – entries open for 2024!

A wee reminder to get your entries in for the 2024 My Place Photography competition! Entries will close at 11:59pm on 21st January 2024. My Place Photography Competition encourages young people aged 4-18 in Scotland to explore their local buildings, places and archaeology. The theme for 2024 is My Community. [...]