CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme 2012/13 Launched


Forth Environment Link has announced the launch of a third round of funding of its Central Scotland Green Network Orchard Grant Scheme 2012 / 2013.

The scheme, supported by the Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund 2012, aims to encourage anyone with an interest in orchards – including communities, schools, public agencies and landowners - to plant and manage orchards, use them for learning or celebrations, or use the fruit more productively.

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Vacancy - Project Co-ordinator


South Ayrshire Council are currently advertising for a Joint Planning Project Co-ordinator to support the delivery of the CSGN by Ayrshire Green Network Partnership.

This is a fixed term 2-year post. Applications close on 6 July 2012. More information can be found on My Job Scotland.

Vacancy - Woodland Creation Programme Manager

Central Scotland Forest Trust in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland are recruiting a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment (two years) to work across the Central Scotland Green Network Area:

Woodland Creation Programme Manager

(Salary £26k - £32k and benefits, dependant upon skills and experience)

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, well organised and dynamic individual looking for a role to stimulate the creation of new woodland in Central Scotland.

An application form and further information on the post is availalble from the CSFT website.

Closing date for applications is Monday 2 July 2012 with interviews on Tuesday 10 July 2012.

CSGN Contribution to Community Growing Event


Stephen Hughes, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the CSGN Support Unit, presented the findings of our Community Growing Audit, part of the 2010 CSGN Baseline work at a recent SNH Sharing Good Practice Community Growing event in Battleby. This event was opened by keynote speaker, Stewart Stephenson MSP, who announced a £600,000 package of support to encourage the development of more community growing and support the growth of Scotland’s grow your own sector.

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Inner Forth Landscape Initiative Profile

innerforthIn 2010, a group of agencies and organisations came together to form the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative, an ambitious and large landscape scale project to enhance the natural, cultural and historic wealth of the Forth Estuary between Stirling Bridge and Blackness Castle, and make it more accessible to residents and visitors. The Initiative will have a significant and lasting impact on an important landscape that is currently neglected and whose historic and ecological importance is largely overlooked, through action to conserve, restore and celebrate its natural and built heritage features, and by providing opportunities for people to take part and develop appropriate skills.

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Vacancy - CSGN Path Development Officer


Scottish Natural Heritage is currently advertising for a CSGN Path Development Officer. The role of this post will be to project manage the delivery of the John Muir trail and CSGN Strategic Routes.

The post is temporary until 31 July 2014. Further details are available on the SNH Jobs website.

New Chair for CSGN Regional Advisory Forum

rebeccamaxwellThe Regional Advisory Forum met in April and the minutes of the meeting are now available. The Forum agreed to a new Chair.

Rebecca Maxwell, who is Deputy Chief Executive of Stirling Council and a member of the CSGN Partnership Board, has agreed to take on the role of Regional Advisory Forum (RAF) Chair from Keith Wishart FCS. This will create an excellent link between the Board and the RAF and will provide increased representation for the Forth area of the CSGN at the RAF. We are currently looking at dates for the next meeting of the RAF.

Minutes for the Regional Advisory Forum are available from our website.