Green spaces

SIMD interactive website

 This is a really easy interactive website to explore SIMD indicators (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) by locality and domain.

Key Scottish Environment Statistics

This annual publication is an accessible reference document which covers a wide range of enivronmental topics including: public attitudes and behaviours, global atmosphere, air quality, water quality, green space, waste and recycling; and is a helpful starting point for more detailed local research on the environmental impacts of energy, housing and transport policies.

Big Green Picnic

Calderglen Country Park

A chilled out drop in afternoon for friends and family of the Greens.

Andy Wightman talk on Land Matters

Elphinston Hotel, Biggar

 Land rights campaigner Andy Wightman will be speaking on the Common Good assets of former Burghs such as Biggar, how and how to find out what these are and ensure that they are used to benefit local communities. SLC says Biggar has no Common Good Assets we believe that it does as the Public Park and the Burnbraes as well as some other sites would seem to meet the criteria. 

Wiston Lodge outdoor spectular

Wiston Lodge, Wiston, Clydesdale

The political interest at this year's Wiston Lodge Outdoor Spectacular on Sat 22nd June will be a discussion between Robin McAlpine of the Reid Foundation, Dennis Canavan of Yes Scotland and Janet Moxley of Lanarkshire Greens on the Reid Fo

High tech zoo threatens local greenspace

News date: 
30th Apr 2013

Greens are concerned about recently announced plans to build an "environmental tourist attraction" on the Cuningar Loop of the Clyde near Rutherglen. The development would remove an all too rare local area of wild ground which is home to some of our native wildlife and see them be replaced by a high-tech zoo housing exotic species from polar, tropical and temperate zones  in "biomes" where they never experience the outside world. Earlier this year, the Forestry Commission had revealed that it had  plans to develop woodland on the site. It is not clear whether the woodland would be able to be created if plans for the Wild Side development go ahead.

Native Tree Identification Day

Udston & Glenlee Woods, South Lanarkshire

 FREE Event run by Central Scotland Forest identifying native trees in Central Scotland.
See for more information.


Burnbraes Park Day

Burnbraes Park, Biggar

 Music and fun in the Burnbraes.

Bumblebee Identification course

Dalzell Estate, Motherwell

FREE Guided walks and drop in sessions as part of B in the Park events organised by Central Scotland Forest. 
See for more information.

Bumblebee Identification course

Roughcastle Woodland, Falkirk

FREE Guided walk and bumble identification session organised by Central Scotland Forest. See for more information.



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