We’re hiring – Creating Natural Connections – Trainee

Title: Trainee Status: Fixed term for 9 months (35 hours per week) Salary: £9.30 per hour (Real Living Wage) Location: Cumbernauld Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 13 October 2020 The Creating Natural Connections project has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person to take up a traineeship through this inspiring community project.  Here you will learn how to work

Making Greenspaces We Can Share

Throughout lockdown it was a common quote that ‘we were all in this together’ and that Covid-19 affected everyone equally. But it wasn’t equal. I’m lucky enough to live in a house with a garden. Lucky enough to have time to spend in it when things got too tough, when fear and emotion threatened to overwhelm me. It is easy

The world under your feet!

Local resident Kate Fromings has written this guest blog about the world living under your feet.  Here’s a fun way to connect with nature, whatever your age. You just need half an hour, a pencil and some paper! If you enjoy doing this activity, we suggest using a notepad so you can regularly keep track of your findings. Choose an

Turning inside out

So, I don’t know about you, but I am personally sick of shielding! I have learned that in these past few months being outside has a level of importance to me that I took for granted. Lack of exercise and that feeling of freedom of movement have left me sore and in low mood. It is not natural to stay

Weird Cumbernauld place names

Local resident Kate Fromings has written this guest blog about the weird origins of place names in Cumbernauld   ©Kate Fromings – Crags at Walton Burn   ©Kate Fromings – Luggie Water   Have you ever heard a strange word and wondered how it came to be used? In nature we find that words are often passed down from our

The not so magical midge!

Recently Cumbernauld Living Landscape received an enquiry about insect bites and whether anyone else been bothered by them. The quick answer is yes. Since the middle to end of March my household has been scratching legs and arms to ease the incessant burning itch, issuing from what look like wee heat spots. I thought it a wee bit early for

Cumbernauld’s still Bloomin’ Wild!

Recent weeks have brought a whirlwind of change to our routines, working from home or as an essential service, the reduced ability to get out and about and meet with family and friends. While we are adjusting to change daily, I thought it would be good for us all to hear of news that anchors us as a community, allows us to