Cumbernauld Living Landscape

Wildlife reserves

 

Discovering Cumbernauld

Ann examining the sweet fruity smell of pine marten poo
I wonder what this smells like?

Last Sunday Paul and I took a group of local residents out to Forest Wood Wildlife Reserve for one of our programmed Discover days.  Starting at the Lime Crescent underpass we walked up into the reserve discovering incredibly beautiful woodlands, smoky peaty water trickling in the burns and fascinating ponds just waiting for us to explore them.  … read more

Restoring ancient woodland

(C) Katrina Martin (80) Tim Hall, Head of Operations at the Woodland Trust Scotland, takes a journey through Scotland's ancient woodlands and highlights the importance of restoring this incredible habitat. This was recently published in the Scottish Wildlife Trusts, 50 for the Future blog, listing 50 things that they believe should happen in Scotland over the next 50 years to benefit both people and wildlife.  … read more

Living Windows - Natural Connections

Members of the community catching up with the activities of the young people of Cumbernauld and their work to improve local greenspace sites

 

Celebrating Living Landscapes at Gardening Scotland

The Gardening Scotland Living Landscape team

Last weekend Cumbernauld Living Landscape along with the Edinburgh and Coigach-Assynt Living Landscapes had the pleasure of hosting several stalls at Gardening Scotland at the Ingliston Royal Highland Centre.  We were situated in the Living Garden exhibit alongside the wonderful One Planet Picnic Pocket Gardens designed and built by Eco School students throughout Scotland. … 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

Better protection for sensitive sites

 

This summer Urban Designer and Landscape Architect Marion Profit completed an internship with the Scottish Wildlife Trust as part of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape partnership. Her interest was how buffer zones can protect sensitive sites as one of the key elements of green infrastructure. … read more

Programme leaders

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