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Scottish Green Roof Forum Guidance

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The Scottish Green Roof Forum has produced an information and guidance pamphlet on Green Roofs in Scotland. The guide is designed to answer some of the frequently asked questions surrounding green roofs, details the benefits of green roofs and explains the basic requirements of the roofs, including maintenance.

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CSGN Support Unit News

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Congratulations to Abigail Page, GIS & Data Manger for the CSGN Support Unit, who has been elected to the UK Council for the Association of Geographic Information (AGI). The AGI exists to represent the interests of the UK's GI industry; a wide-ranging group of public and private sector organisations, suppliers of GI software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals.

Abigail has been an active member of the AGI for several years, including a representative on the Environmental Special Interest Group and member of the AGI Scotland Executive Board. The election involved the entire UK membership and consisted of some particularly strong candidates from a range of organisations.

Abigail joins the AGI Council from Janaury 2013 to serve for a three year period.

New Project Officer for Ayrshire Green Network

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The Ayrshire Green Network Partnership has recently appointed Sarah Bowman as the Ayrshire Green Network Project Co-ordinator. She will lead on delivering the CSGN aims within the Ayrshire area by developing the partnership and working with delivery bodies. Sarah is based in the Ayrshire Joint Planning Unit in Prestwick and can be contacted on 01292 673 769 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

East Ayrshire LDP Consulation on MIR

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East Ayrshire Council are currently consulting on the Main Issues Report of their Local Development Plan. They would welcome your views on the issues raised and will be holding a series of consultation events.

The Main Issues Report sets out the key areas of change in land use terms facing East Ayrshire, and presents options for their future development.  The MIR and the responses to the consultation will be key to shaping the strategies, policies and sites to be included within the Proposed Plan, the next stage of the plan making process.

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Plantlife Save Our Magnificent Meadows online Survey

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Plantlife is leading a national partnership working together to save the remaining wildflower meadows and grasslands in key areas of the UK. Nationally, only 2% of the meadows and grasslands that existed in the 1930s survive today - we've brought together a partnership of conservation organisations and local authorities to protect the remaining fragments in key areas and raise awareness of their importance and their plight.

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CSFT Wins Partnership Accolade

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Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT) has been awarded the Partnership of the Year at the Backing Falkirk’s Future Awards 2012 for its involvement in The Helix ILM (Intermediate Labour Market) project which has helped local youngsters to gain invaluable skills and experience which will positively influence their level of future employability.

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Ecosystems Knowledge Network

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The Ecosystems Knowledge Network is a new, online resource for anyone wanting to share knowledge or learn about the practical benefits of an ecosystems approach to both people and nature. An ecosystems approach is a holistic and inclusive approach to looking after the natural environment, and this new website explains the terms and what an ecosystem approach means in practice.

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