greenspace

10thMay 2022

Trees better than grass in supporting early childhood development

10.05.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

21stApril 2022

Ch-ch-changes

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 [...]

6thApril 2022

NatureScot’s Learning in Local Greenspace Project Evaluation Report published

06.04.22|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

24thMarch 2022

TCV Spring bulletin

24.03.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places|Tags: , , |

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 [...]