Cumbernauld Living Landscape

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STOP THE PRESS!!!! New Mascot in town

Have you heard the news?

We have been in cahoots with a local celebrity, the star of Cumbernauld Greenspaces your local pine marten!

Your shy and elusive pine marten Milish with Lily, Primary 6

  We asked her if she would like to support us at high falooting events such as our local gala days, schools and project launches.  Our friendly pine marten agreed on under one condition - we had to find a name for her!  We asked local school children to come up with a name that would reflect who she is and and here is the result. … read more

Natural Connections - Changing Places, Changing Lives

Last Friday the Cumbernauld Living Landscape together with staff and students from St Maurice’s High School accepted a cheque for £10,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help, supported by greenspace scotland.  … read more

Natural Connections - Woodcarving be of interest to you?

North Lanarkshire Council Countryside Ranger - Davie "The axeman" MacFarlane

Just before the Easter break students from Greenfaulds and St Maurice’s high schools were out learning a bit about woodcraft from the North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) Countryside Rangers.  Each student carved a tent peg fashioned out of green ash and hazel rods under the expert tutelage of Davie and Jamie. The students also had a go at using a shave horse and a wood axe.

 

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Case studies

The case studies below demonstrate how the project is delivering projects that lead to better outcomes through coordinated action.

1. Improving water quality
Improving water quality in the Red Burn (c) Scottish Wildlife Trust
Working in partnership with Scottish Water and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the project delivered maximum benefit to biodiversity whilst solving a challenging retrofit of a large scale SUDS.
2. Pine martens caught on camera
Image of pine marten (c) Karl Franz
It is many years since the last pine marten was seen in Cumbernauld. This case study shows how volunteer action can have wide reaching benefits.
3. Reclaiming the Langriggs
Medieval Langriggs
Cumbernauld’s Langriggs date back to medieval times, but action was needed to reclaim these historic sites for the community and secure their future.

 

Programme leaders

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