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Cumbernauld Living Landscape use Shop Fronts to Promote Greenspaces

Cumbernauld Living Landscape has been working alongside artists, communities and local business to connect residents of Cumbernauld with the town’s natural environment. Empty shop windows are being transformed with art instillations celebrating the network of community parks, gardens and woodlands in Cumbernauld.

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Inner Forth Landscape Initiative Launch Celebrated at Parliament Event

A reception event took place in The Scottish Parliament on 21 August 2014 to mark the launch of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI). The £4miilion programme of work has been developed and supported by a partnership of nine organisations, with grants from the Forth Valley Lomond LEADER, Heritage Lottery Fund and CSGN Development Fund.

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SNH Reports on Attitudes to Greenspace in Scotland

Attitudes to greenspace in Scotland - a review of key trends between 2004 - 2013

In August 2014, Scottish Natural Heritage published 'Attitudes to greenspace in Scotland - a review of key trends between 2004 - 2013'.

The report focuses on the 2013 findings of Scotland’s People and Nature Survey (SPANS), supported by results from other surveys. It presents comprehensive data on attitudes towards greenspace of those people living in Scotland’s urban areas, including those resident within the CSGN area.

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John Muir Way Update - Route Improvements

The John Muir Way was launched in April this year during the John Muir Festival, which commemorated the centenary of the conservationist’s death. The route stretches across central Scotland from Helensburgh to Dunbar, passing through 10 access authorities on its way. There are several organisations now making further improvements to the route, as detailed in the following John Muir Way update.

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EcoCo Life+ Project Manager Vacancy

The 'EcoCo LIFE+’ project is an exciting and new habitat creation and restoration project in Scotland’s Central Belt for the ‘implementation of integrated habitat networks to improve ecological coherence across the Central Scotland Green Network area’. The project runs from September 2014 to August 2018 and is a £2.3m (€3.1m) LIFE biodiversity project funded by 8 partners including the EU.

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