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Wild Ways Well Blog – A good moan about depression!

Yes, I am one of these types who do not like being taken for a moaner… I caught myself adding ‘but it’s all good’ or ‘everything will be fine’ after each negative comment I make! Ah yes, because I subconsciously assume that nobody wants to hear some negative comments about my life. Nobody would like

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Guest Blog – Chris Simpson from Informed Tree Services

Chris Simpson is the Managing Director of Informed Tree Services and does much of his work providing training in tree and woodland management within Cumbernauld. We invited Chris in for a Q&A about his work.     What does your job involve? I organise and deliver training courses, and assessments, for candidates looking to learn

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Restoring ancient woodland

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. 

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Re-booting Ravenswood Marsh Conservation Group

Ravenswood Marsh is a beautiful area of Cumbernauld that used to have an active ‘Friends of Group’ that enjoyed, protected and promoted it.  However, after the recent folding of Seafar and Ravenswood Community Council, interest in the group has fallen away.  Luckily, local Carrick Crawford is regenerating interest in this superb place and explains his plans for this year in the following blog.

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Friends of Cumbernauld House Park's #LivingWindow

Adam Smith, Chair of Friends of Cumbernauld House Park, shares his experiences of working with Cumbernauld Living Landscape and artist Emily Shepherd to produce their #LivingWindow.

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An outer space landscape in Cumbernauld!

Artist Emily Shepherd shares her experiences of the #LivingWindow project, reflecting on play areas, outer space landscapes and the importance of green areas to Cumbernauld's collective identity.

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The story behind the #LivingWindow artworks

When I first went to Cumbernauld I was unprepared for how beautiful a place I’d find it. To believe the negative images portrayed in some past media would be a terrible shame. The Cumbernauld I now know more resembles the idyllic images conjured in the classic film ‘Gregory’s Girl’, with children playing outdoors exploring the landscape in the sun on lazy afternoons and evenings.

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Watch Us Grow's #LivingWindow

We are really looking forward to the launch of the Cumbernauld #LivingWindow project. This exciting and innovative project will show Cumbernauld’s green spaces at their best, and it will be fun to see how the other Community Group’s views of their local community and its wonderful green spaces.