Cumbernauld Living Landscape aims to enhance, restore and reconnect green areas of the town. Over 50% of Cumbernauld’s town centre is made up of green spaces: parks, woodlands and gardens. However, these areas are often disconnected from one another and many are not as good for people – or wildlife – as they should be.
Without good quality, healthy places people and wildlife cannot flourish. Working closely with the local community, we need to ensure that healthy places are at the heart of the town’s future. The Cumbernauld Living Landscape’s long-term vision is for a green network in the town, providing clean air, water and retreats from the busyness of everyday life.
To achieve the long term vision action must be taken now to build upon the programmes achievements and momentum. We must be more ambitious in the scale and impact of our efforts and have a clear plan for the long term sustainability. Cumbernauld Living Landscape is a partnership project led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, North Lanarkshire Council, Forestry Commission Scotland and The Conservation Volunteers. By working with a network of community partners the project aims to achieve the following outcomes:
To-date, over 40 individual projects - from pine marten dens in Palacerigg to peatland restoration at Fannyside Muir - have already been developed, and the project team are keen to hear from local people about what they would like to see from the Cumbernauld Living Landscape.
The map below shows the location of many of our projects. There are lots of ways in which groups can contribute to the Living Landscape vision. If you have a specific project in Cumbernauld or are interested in volunteering opportunities visit our get involved page or get in touch with the team.