Cumbernauld Living Landscape

Policy and planning


From Cumbernauld to Portland - an international perspective on new and old green infrastructure

Portlands Living room sketch (c) Morag MacGregor Morag MacGregor completed a volunteer internship with the Cumbernauld Living Landscape  and was awarded a  Landscape Institute Student Travel Award 2014. After completing her internship in Cumbernauld she travelled to Portland and Oregon to investigate Green Infrastructure - this is the first of two blogs about what she learnt and experienced.  … read more

Roads were not built for cars


The vision was wide, smooth paths adjacent to main roads but separated from the dangers of cars. Cumbernauld has miles and miles of paths through woodlands, glens and parks but there are now barriers to getting around that were not foreseen in the 1960's.

Case Study - Improving water quality in the Red Burn

Improving water quality at the Red Burn (c) Scottish Wildlife Trust A unique partnership between Scottish Water and the Scottish Wildlife Trust ensured that the maximum environmental benefit was delivered from a major project 

Design: The power to make your world work better

If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?


Green is the new grey

Grandfather and grand-daughter (c) Ben Hall, 2020VISION Marrying the long-term needs of wildlife, habitats and people in an urban setting is no easy task, but that is exactly what the Cumbernauld Living Landscape hopes to achieve, as Richard Rowe discovers. … read more

Cumbernauld: Town for Tomorrow

A fantastic video from 1970 highlighting the original vision behind Cumbernauld town centre. Of particular interest is how important green space was even back then.

Programme leaders

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