News

Landscape Institute GI Position Statement

Forthquarter_Park_Hyland_Edgar_Driver

'Green Infrastructure – An integrated approach to land use' was launched by the Landscape Institute at this year’s Ecobuild event. This new position document, which follows on from the first statement in 2009, showcases a range of strategic Green Infrastructure (GI) work and completed projects from around the UK. These projects clearly demonstrate how the use of GI can tackle a range of critical issues from public health and well-being to social cohesion, food and energy security and climate change mitigation and adaption.

Read more ...

Imagining Natural Scotland: Call for submissions

rainbow1000x500

Creative Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage and the University of St Andrews, is seeking proposals for collaborative interdisciplinary projects that creatively explore the ideas and issues surrounding the representation – now and in the past – of natural Scotland.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 29th April 2013 and more information on the project can be found on the Imagining Natural Scotland website.

Ecologist Vacancy at Sustrans

sustrans

Sustrans are seeking an experienced Ecologist to help with the successful delivery of their Greener Greenways project. The role will be based in Edinburgh and the closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Tuesday 26 March 2013. Further information can be found on the sustrans website.

Vacancies at Sustrans

sustrans

Sustrans are currently advertising for several vacanies in Central Scotland, including a Project Officer for the John Muir Trail & NCN Signage and Project Officer roles based in Glasgow. The closing date for applications varies from the 28 Feb to the 11 March, details can be found on the sustrans website.

Integrated Habitat Network Workshops

ihnworkshop

Two Integrated Habitat Network (IHN) workshops on the 14th and 19th of March are currently open for booking. These are small interactive group events that explain the background to the IHN data, how it fits into the context of green networks and show users how to access and interpret the information.

The sessions will be held from 10am-12pm at Forth Valley GIS in Stirling. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is not essential. The workshop will be delivered by Scottish Natural Heritage. If you would like to book a place please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CSGN IHN Officer.

Flood Risk Management Consultation

flooding

SEPA has launched a consultation into Flood Risk Management Planning running until 22nd March 2013. Responses on this consultation will be used to produce Flood Risk Management Strategies for 2015-2021, draft documents for which will be available for consultation from December 2014.

Read more ...

Vacancies at Paths for All

pathforall

Paths for All is a Scottish Charity whose main funders are the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage. They are currently recruiting for the following four vacancies, two of which are in partnership with other organisations: Macmillan Walking Development Officer, Commonwealth Woodland Walks Development Officer, Active Travel Policy Officer, Paths for All Development Officer.

Full details of all of these posts and application packs are available on the Paths for All website.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st March. Interviews for FCS, Active Travel and Maternity Leave posts will be held in Alloa week commencing 11th March. Interviews for the Macmillan post will be held in Alloa on 19th March.