Cumbernauld Living Landscape

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Natural Connections - A path to kingfishers

I saw my first kingfisher last week! Paul and I were on a Path Grading course at Oatridge College run by Paths for All.  While we were learning how to measure and describe paths our instructor stopped dead in his tracks and whispered that there was a kingfisher on the wee bridge to our left. I could hardly contain my excitement. I felt like a teenager again desperate to see this amazing bird, that I had heard looked like a blue jewel shimmering in the sun. … read more

Natural Connections - Get involved in Beautiful Cumbernauld

Enjoying the wonder of a wildflower meadow

Louise and I were delighted to represent Cumbernauld at the Keep Scotland Beautiful Awards held in Aberdeen last week. This is an annual award for towns and communities to recognise the work that groups and volunteers do to improve their spaces and they are an inspiring bunch.  Thanks and well done to everyone who helped with this year’s entry.

Cumbernauld won silver for the third year but after getting some tips and trade secrets from the judges I know that with a bit more work and more people involved we can win gold next year. … read more

Natural Connections - Small coppers seen in Cumbernauld

Small coppers? - Police Scotland Youth Volunteers and local volunteers 

Normally when we are talking about small coppers we mean butterflies, this time we mean business. During the summer our regular volunteers fall away due to family commitments, holidays and a chance to get out and enjoy the brief glimpses of sunshine we get here in Scotland. 

However, this summer we have had a boost in numbers thanks to the lads and lassies of the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers. These volunteers are local teenagers who are taking part in a two year programme with Police Scotland to build up work experience, boost their confidence and become responsible members of our community. … read more

Recruiting Now!

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION INTERN

Do you have a passion for nature and love to communicate with young people?

Are you looking to begin a career in conservation or environmental education?

We need your help with our Natural Connections project to engage young people in Cumbernauld! … read more

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Programme leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust   North Lanarkshire Council   Forestry Commission   Central Scotland Green Network  North Lanarkshire Council