Wild can be beautiful

Cumbernauld Living Landscape won two of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Beautiful Scotland Awards recently, a Silver Gilt overall, and the special Garden for Life Award. We were of course delighted, not only for ourselves, but for the many local people and organisations whose hard work and dedication made it all possible. But we were also delighted on another level, because the

Discovering Cumbernauld’s magical Green Route

This month Cumbernauld Living Landscape teamed up with Rowanbank Environmental Arts and Education to deliver an enchanting walking theatre along the Green Route that connects Cumbernauld’s urban centre, through the communities of Carbrain, Kildrum and Abronhill, to the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Cumbernauld Glen Wildlife Reserve. Rowanbank is a troupe of highly skilled musicians, dancers, stilt walkers and aerialists who were

Goodbye and Hello

Every traineeship must come to an end and the time has come for Creating Natural Connections Trainee, Katie to hand in her metaphorical badge and say goodbye. But this is not the end of her time with Cumbernauld Living Landscape. In fact it is just the beginning. Say hello to Senior Project Officer Katie Brown: For those of you who

We’re recruiting!

  We are looking for a new Cumbernauld Living Landscape Trainee. If you’re keen to get into nature conservation work, love working with people of all ages, and want to develop your skills and knowledge in the field this may be the job for you. This role will be focussed on the goals of the ‘Creating Natural Connections’ Project; improving

We are hiring!

We are hiring! Our fantastic project manager Fiona is going on maternity leave in a few months time so we need to find someone with the enthusiasm and drive to take the project forward while she is away. You can find all the details at https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/job/project-manager-conservation/ Please take a look if you think that could be you. Thank you!

Two new Access to Nature projects start work

Great news! As part of our Access to Nature work, which aims to make Cumbernauld’s green spaces more accessible for everyone, work is due to start on improving the paths through Seafar Woods and Ravenswood. The work has been funded primarily by the Campsies Centre. This is what we are planning: Seafar Wood path upgrades Managed by the Scottish Wildlife

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

We’re hiring – Cumbernauld Living Landscape Community Researchers

Title: Cumbernauld Living Landscape Community Researchers (Four) Status: Fixed term for three months (24 hours per month) Salary: £9.30 per hour (Real Living Wage) Location: Cumbernauld Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 26 November 2020   We are currently recruiting for the role of Community Researcher to join our Cumbernauld Living Landscape team. This role will involve carrying out interviews with

Why every day should be mental health day

Saturday 10 October was designated World Mental Health Day, a subject that is very close to my heart. Every week Cumbernauld Living Landscape’s Wild Ways Well project runs sessions to help people experience the mental health benefits of nature. There are lots of theories why people benefit from being exposed to nature. Some think it comes from our evolutionary past,

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