Lessons in Grass: Greening School Grounds
Checkout this fantastic video from the Children & Nature Network. It features simple and easily replicated approaches from an education centre in the Czech Republic. The Czech case study is described here along with the key aspects: Engaging and simple. Lessons in Grass encourages using spaces, materials and resources that are [...]
My Place Photography Competition 2023 winners!
My Place Photography is an annual competition run by the Scottish Civic Trust that encourages young people aged 4-18 to explore their local buildings, places and archaeology. The theme for 2023 was My Place, My Space, My Story. View the 2023 gallery here
Places and children’s health workshop 3 May University of Glasgow
MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow are offering this Places and children's health workshop on Wednesday, 3rd May from 10am-4pm in the ARC, University of Glasgow. The workshop is designed for policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and other professionals whose work or interests lie in understanding how [...]
Studying physical activity in children’s environments
SPACES is a Scotland-wide, long-term, research study exploring how young people use, experience, and move within their environments. In this new video, Paul McCrorie explains what the SPACES study, its impact so far, and its future direction. A series of infographics provide an overview of each of the four research areas: Physical activity [...]
‘The Life Story of the Adder’ through the Hebridean eyes of the ‘Adder King’
Roddy Maclean ‘reviews’ the remarkable 1924 publication by Lewisman Norman Morrison, in his day the foremost authority on adders - here. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig / Read in Gaelic
My Place photography competition – Entries open for 2023!
The Scottish Civic Trust are reminding everyone to get your entries in for the 2023 My Place Photography competition! Entries will close at 11:59pm on 27th March 2023. My Place Photography Competition encourages young people aged 4-18 in Scotland to explore their local buildings, places and archaeology. The theme for [...]
Spotted any badger activity this month?
This blogpost in Scotland’s Nature (25 October 2022) reveals aspects of the badger’s appearance in folklore and literature, and on Scotland’s Gaelic landscape. Read The Surly Animal of the Yellow Moon to discover links with badger activity and the full moon in October.
Protecting playgrounds from traffic air pollution with roadside greening
Evidence has been shared which shows that exposure to airborne particulate matter is linked with impaired neuro-development and cognitive function. These findings demonstrate that roadside vegetation near playgrounds can be designed, installed and maintained to achieve rapid, significant and cost-effective improvement of air quality.