The CSGN area covers just under 10,000 square kilometres, has 3.5million residents and stretches from Girvan in the south west to Leven and Dunbar in the east. There are areas of exceptional beauty offset by landscapes which are in significant decline.

Our aim is to change the face of central Scotland by restoring and improving the rural and urban landscape of the area. Although the area has a shared industrial heritage, the condition of the physical environment differs widely across it. We are giving priority to action where the need is greatest.

To help describe the scale of our vision for central Scotland, we have created an illustrative transect of the area’s landscape typologies and highlighted the benefits of the CSGN.

Download the illustrative transect (PDF)

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.