This post in Scotland’s Nature (19 May 2022) explores the impact of NatureScot’s Learning in Local Greenspace project on the health and wellbeing of those that took part. Watch and listen to a short video at the end which shares their voices.
Greenspace Scotland May 2022 bulletin research news shares a Canadian study This found that vegetated land cover exposure was positively associated with childhood development. Positive associations were stronger for tree cover relative to grass cover, and exposure to paved land cover was negatively associated with childhood development. Researchers conclude findings [...]
‘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 [...]
NatureScot has published the evaluation report on the Learning in Local Greenspace project. More than 6000 young people in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Scotland have benefitted from this project to encourage learning outdoors. National newspapers have also shared these findings. This article in The National describes how [...]
TCV Scotland's Spring Network Bulletin highlights volunteers enhancing greenspaces in the contrasting environments of Livingston new town, a former opencast mine in Fife, Kyle of Lochalsh in the Highlands, and inner-city Glasgow. TCV aim to support more such initiatives in the year ahead through the Glasgow Bio-Enhancement Programme – can [...]
Looking for ideas or to get a snapshot of great greenspace and placemaking activity? Take a look at Greenspace Scotland’s listing page for all the amazing Projects of the Month includes inspiring projects from Scotland including community food growing, greenspaces for health, young people and greenspace and much more!
This Child in the City article (01-02-2022) describes research undertaken in the Netherlands on how boys and girls play outdoors in public spaces. The results are analysed in terms of gender, age and how they play together.