Cumbernauld Living Landscape



Cumbernauld House Park #LivingWindow by Emily Shepherd

Emily Shepherd #LivingWindow for Cumbernauld House Park
Cumbernauld House Park, otherwise known as Cumbernauld Fields, is a great open space for people to play sports or just walk their dog. Legend has it that it is home to a tree planted by Mary Queen of Scots, and the area also features a tree made famous by the film Gregory’s Girl. The artist Emily Shepherd, working alongside Friends of Cumbernauld House Park, has chosen to represent Cumbernauld House - the building that dominates the park - and the rolling hills around it, including the HaHa. Image: Beth Chalmers


Ravenswood #LivingWindow by David Galletly

David Galletly #LivingWindow for Ravenswood Nature Reserve
The artist David Galletly, working with the British Dragonfly Society, has taken inspiration from the dragonflies found at Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve to create a colourful, kaleidoscope-like animation. Dragonflies thrive in damp marshy area and are a sign of a healthy natural habitat. Cumbernauld has an array of greenspaces that have an abundance of dragonflies. Image: Beth Chalmers


The Langriggs #LivingWindow by Gabriella DiTano

Gabriella DiTano's #LivingWindow for The Langriggs
The Langriggs is an old term meaning meaning "long gardens". It describes the long, narrow plots of land dating back to medieval times that run perpendicular to the cottages in Cumbernauld Village. The artist Gabriella DiTano’s mural, produced with the help of Cumbernauld Village Action for the Community and Carbrain & Hillcrest Play Scheme, is an abstract representation of the shape colour and excitement of these gardens. Image: Beth Chalmers


Cumbernauld Community Park #LivingWindow by Emily Shepherd

Cumbernauld Community Park #LivingWindow by Emily Shepherd
Cumbernauld Community Park is becoming famous because of the new sculpture Arria. The artist Emily Shepherd, alongside Friends of Cumbernauld Community Park, chose to take inspiration from another new addition: the recently completed play park. Its abstract geometric shapes contrast with the areas natural beauty to create a fun collage. Image: Beth Chalmers


Cumbernauld Glen #LivingWindow by David Galletly

David Galletly Cumbernauld Glen artwork (c) Beth Chalmers
Cumbernauld Glen is an ancient wood full of plants and animals native to Scotland. The artist David Galletly, working closely with Friends of Cumbernauld Glen and Cumbernauld YMCA, has drawn many hidden details of the nature to be found there. Amongst the four oak trees there are woodpeckers, blue bells and butterflies, can you spot them? Image: Beth Chalmers


Programme leaders

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