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

9thJanuary 2024

Highland Field Notes: Young people and nature

The John Muir Trust news page shares this report by Sandwood Conservation officer Lynn Munro. Lynn describes a fun community engagement programme working with local partners to engage young people from Kinlochbervie Primary School in wild places and the John Muir Award.

12thDecember 2023

Where do children access nature in the USA?

Children and Nature Network report that in 2022, the three most popular destinations for outdoor outings by Americans were neighbourhood parks, playgrounds and city parks — easily accessible, “nearby nature” locations that require fewer resources and less planning to visit. Find further details in the 2022 OUTDOOR PARTICIPATION TRENDS REPORT [...]

7thDecember 2023

Hedge and living gate installed at a Surrey Primary School

Greenspace Scotland shared this news item by University of Surrey (10 November 2023). Researchers from the University of Surrey, ZERO Carbon Guildford, parents and residents’ groups came up with green infrastructure solutions to curb the effect of air pollution on children and staff at Sandfield Primary. A living green gate [...]

28thNovember 2023

Dundee’s positive changes

This post on Scottish Pollinators (21 November 2023) shares the great strides Dundee City Council has been making to implement a range of measures to help biodiversity across the city.

28thNovember 2023

Three Glens Story Map

Check out these story map videos on Vimeo, developed through The Gathering/An Cruinneachadh. The Gathering Website also includes a page with the story map image and video links. This community led arts project has been developed for everyone throughout the three communities of Glenmoriston, Fort Augustus & Glengarry. Watch and [...]