The CSGN Activity Area boundary is available under the Ordnance Survey (OS) Open Data Licence to download.

The OS OpenData licence allows you to:

  • copy, distribute and transmit the data;
  • adapt the data; and
  • exploit the data commercially, whether by sub-licensing it, combining it with other data, or including it in your own product or application.

You are therefore able to use the CSGN Boundary in any way and for any purpose. We simply ask that you:

  • Acknowledge the copyright and the source of the data by including the following attribution statement:
    © CSGN, Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2017’.
  • Include the same acknowledgement requirement in any sub-licences of the data that you grant, and a requirement that any further sub-licences do the same.
  • Ensure that you do not use the data in a way that suggests the Central Scotland Green Network Support Unit, lead partners or Ordnance Survey endorses you or your use of the data.
  • Ensure that you do not misrepresent the data or its source.

The CSGN Activity Area boundary is at a generalised scale and has been drawn to reflect existing adminstrative boundaries from the OS BoundaryLine product. It should be used at an appropriate scale (no greater than 1:10,000).

It is provided here in ESRI Shapefile format at the current time, which can be accessed using most Geographic Information System packages.

If you require further assistance please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the CSGNT.

The CSGN Brand Guidelines are used to provide guidance on all communications relating to the CSGN and maintain a consistent CSGN brand. They include:

  • Brand Essence & Style Guide
  • Use of the CSGN Brand (Logo) and Applications
  • How to use the CSGN Brand with other Brands

The CSGN and Lead Partners can use the CSGN logo in their own communications relating to the CSGN.

Other Partners and projects which are supporting the development of the CSGN should use the “Helping to Deliver the CSGN” logo.

Details of this are included in the Brand Guidelines:

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Please include details of you organisation, your connection with CSGN, your contact details in full and your planned usage. Many thanks for your support.

CSGN Specific Funds

Since the CSGN launch in 2009, £5.3 million has been made available to support a range of partners to develop strategies, undertake feasibility studies and delivery projects on the ground.

Subscribers to the CSGN newsletter will be notified when funding is available.

Previous funding has been made available through the following grant schemes:

Information on FCS Forestry Grant Scheme.

Funding towards CSGN related events.

For information on all Development Funded projects please visit CSGN Project Archive.

Central Scotland Green Network Trust and partners utilise a wide range of data to support the CSGN. Key spatial (mapped) data sets are available download for you to use in a geographic information system. Please pay attention to licencing that is in place when you download the data and read any associated information carefully to ensure that the data is suitable for your purpose.

The CSGN Boundary identifies the area covered by the CSGN. This will assist you with grant applications, analysis, and other applications you may have. This data set is now available under the Ordnance Survey Open Data Licence to download from this website.

For GIS users, the CSGN lead partners hold and manage a variety of GIS data that is also available from their own websites:

Scottish Natural Heritage Data Download Site

Forestry Commission Data Download Site

If you do not have access to a geographic information system, or want to look at the data in your web browser you can use:

Scottish Natural Heritage Interactive Map

Forestry Commission Scotland Map Viewer (includes CSGN Boundary)

Scotland’s Environment Web

In addition, the CSGNT hold datasets relating to CSGNT commissioned reports and studies which can be made available on request, subject to 3rd Party licence conditions.

CSGNT is also supporting the dissemination of Scotland's Greenspace Map, for which the data is also available on request, under the One Scotland Mapping Agreement licence terms.

To request data from CSGNT, or for assistance with sourcing data related to CSGN, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To measure these impacts, the CSGN collects and interprets a rich variety of data. Analysis of this information will be presented in this section of the website. It will demonstrate change over time and show the added value being delivered by the Network.

As part of this process, the Support Unit is establishing a Monitoring Framework to guide data gathering activities. A key element of this Framework is the creation of the 2010 CSGN Baseline Report which sets out the situation in 2010 across the themes identified within the Vision.

The statistics and analysis presented in this section of the website will be periodically updated to provide key intelligence to the CSGN Board and green network partners to help shape future activities and actions.

Our Vision for Central Scotland

‘By 2050, Central Scotland has been transformed into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.’

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) will change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.

The CSGN is a national development within the National Planning Framework which aims to make ‘a significant contribution to Scotland's sustainable economic development’. It involves public agencies and stakeholders working together to align their policies, programmes and actions to achieve a common aim.