4thJuly 2024

East Lothian completes Play Sufficiency Assessments

04.07.24|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 introduced new duties on planning authorities to assess the sufficiency of outdoor play opportunities for children and young people in their area and use the assessments to inform their Local Development Plan. Greenspace Scotland have shared the news that East Lothian is one of the [...]

21stApril 2022


21.04.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places|Tags: , , , , , , |

‘In Local Authorities up and down the land, the very way public greenspace is viewed is under serious examination….to tackle head on the twin threats of biodiversity loss and climate change.’ This post in Scottish Pollinators (18 April 2022) describes the changing face of greenspace management with examples from Perth [...]

12thApril 2022

Play Well Podcast – Partnership Working

12.04.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

In this Play Well series episode 8, Play Scotland explores partnership working to plan for play at local authority level. Listen as Play Scotland’s Head of Projects, Cherie Morgan, catches up with Audrey White from Dundee City council. Audrey is the Education Support Officer for the Children and Families Service, [...]

12thAugust 2021

Local authority guidance to nurture young people though contact with nature

12.08.21|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This briefing note for COSLA sets out key features and principles for Nature-based Solutions (NbS). It shows how these approaches contribute to a number of key Local Government priorities. Have a look at the  prominent section on learning and play outdoors in nature. There are also useful summary references to [...]