Deadly fungus taking its toll on Cumbernauld’s ash trees

A deadly and incurable disease which kills ash trees is sadly starting to take its toll in Cumbernauld’s woodlands. Ash dieback is a fungal disease that was accidentally introduced to the UK in the early 2000s, and has since spread from the south east of England to almost all parts of the country. It originally came from Asia, where the

Orchard training will bear fruit for the village

A local orchard will receive some important TLC in the future thanks to a TCV training session for  Cumbernauld Village Action for the Community (CVAC) volunteers. Participants learnt about planting and caring for orchard trees, and will be able to apply what they have discovered to the Cumbernauld Village orchard. The session was delivered as part of Cumbernauld Living Landscape’s

Choo, Choo, this Trainee is leaving the Station!

On 4 September 2019 I officially joined Cumbernauld Living Landscape and as I sit here writing this its hard not to be emotional. How do you reflect on one of the most pivotal times in your life? Let’s try. Three years ago, poop lying on the ground was something to be avoided, now it’s a thing of marvel and intrigue

It’s great to be back!

As it has been for everyone else, it’s been a strange summer for the Cumbernauld Living Landscape team. We’ve done our best to adapt by delivering a host of online content, but what we’ve always been working towards is getting back outside again, meeting and working with our volunteers and the community. We’ve worked hard to change the way we

It’s time to look out for squirrels!

Over the past few months we have heard reports of red squirrel sightings around the Carrickstone and Westerwood area from some local residents. We’re still eagerly waiting to have these sightings confirmed with a photograph but we’re so happy that people are interested and on the lookout for these native Scottish mammals in the town. Red squirrel populations have seriously

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