Cumbernauld Living Landscape is improving Cumbernauld’s greenspaces for both people and wildlife, while helping everyone in the community connect with the nature on their doorstep.
The initiative is a partnership between the Scottish Wildlife Trust, North Lanarkshire Council, Sanctuary Scotland, the James Hutton Institute and TCV, and is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Cumbernauld is incredibly green— more than 50% of the land is greenspace, and we believe that everyone in Cumbernauld should benefit from this now and in the future. 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.
People and nature at the heart of Cumbernauld’s Future
By creating better greenspaces for people and wildlife and building a community network that connects people with nature, we want to see a Cumbernauld in which more people help nature, nature helps more people and more people help each other.
How we are achieving this
We are delivering a wide range of projects across the town that will improve habitats for wildlife, improve access to greenspaces, connect young people to nature, improve people’s health and wellbeing through nature and bring more people together to make a difference in their local community.