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Investing in green communities

Projects promoting green living through active travel, habitat restoration, and community growing will benefit from £264,000 of development funding.

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding was announced by Rural Affairs and Natural Environment Minister Mairi Gougeon, as she visited one of the 11 successful recipients. Gorebridge Community Development Trust  has been awarded £13,571 to develop a community garden that will include an outdoor play area and therapeutic space to promote physical and mental well-being.

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Glasgow to Host Annual Green Forum

Glasgow is set host to a one-day conference looking at how unused areas of land in cities and urban environments can be transformed into vibrant and productive spaces for people to use and enjoy. 

‘Making More of What We’ve Got – Repurposing Unused and Underused Sites’ will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 6 June and is the ninth annual forum of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN). The event will draw inspiration from across the globe, featuring contributions from a range of experts including Ohio-based researcher, Sandra Albro, leading urban ecologist, Mathew Frith, and Glasgow’s newly appointed and first ever city urbanist, Brian Evans.

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CSGNT Chief Executive announces plans to retire

The Chief Executive of Central Scotland Green Network Trust, Simon Rennie, has announced he will stand down from his position this autumn when he plans to retire. The trust was established in 2014, with Simon’s tenure spanning over 18 years including the charity’s prior operations as the Central Scotland Forest Trust.

Simon has planned his retiral for the end of August to allow an orderly and successful transition to the next chief executive while CSGNT continues to deliver its purpose during that time. The vacancy is scheduled to be advertised by the beginning of March.

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Young People Celebrated at CSGN Parliamentary Event

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust held a parliamentary reception with Alex Neil MSP on 4 December 2018 at Holyrood.

The event, Investing in Young People; Investing in our Environment, focused on the Year of Young People 2018, highlighting the contribution our young people are making to greening the central belt through local and strategic action, and the benefits they enjoy from the CSGN.

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Councils Pledge Support for John Muir Way

Falkirk, City of Edinburgh and East Lothian councils are the latest to pledge their support for the John Muir Way with the signing of a concordat.

Keith Geddes from the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) has been meeting council leaders and chief executives to sign the agreement which will benefit the outstanding coast to coast walking and cycling route which stretches 134 miles between Helensburgh and Dunbar.

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