Natural Connections – Transforming your views into actions

Concept plan of Ravenswood LNR improvements Cumbernauld Living Landscape is currently conducting a community consultation regarding improvements to the entrance to North Lanarkshire Council’s beautiful, Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve. These improvements include a small outdoor classroom to encourage local primary and secondary schools usage and stewardship of the site. Redesigning the butterfly garden to provide a haven for pollinators and creating a space that local residents can enjoy.

Celebrating Living Landscapes at Gardening Scotland

The Gardening Scotland Living Landscape team Last weekend Cumbernauld Living Landscape along with the Edinburgh and Coigach-Assynt Living Landscapes had the pleasure of hosting several stalls at Gardening Scotland at the Ingliston Royal Highland Centre.  We were situated in the Living Garden exhibit alongside the wonderful One Planet Picnic Pocket Gardens designed and built by Eco School students throughout Scotland.

Better protection for sensitive sites

  This summer Urban Designer and Landscape Architect Marion Profit completed an internship with the Scottish Wildlife Trust as part of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape partnership. Her interest was how buffer zones can protect sensitive sites as one of the key elements of green infrastructure.

Green route design event – register now!

Cumbernauld Green Routes feasibility project is looking to transform the centre of Cumbernauld and its links to surrounding communities by creating green routes which are accessible, safe and enjoyable. Register now for the design event to help shape the solutions to reconnect Cumbernauld's green network.

From Cumbernauld to Portland – an international perspective on new and old green infrastructure

Morag MacGregor completed a volunteer internship with the Cumbernauld Living Landscape  and was awarded a  Landscape Institute Student Travel Award 2014. After completing her internship in Cumbernauld she travelled to Portland and Oregon to investigate Green Infrastructure - this is the first of two blogs about what she learnt and experienced. 

Roads were not built for cars

  The vision was wide, smooth paths adjacent to main roads but separated from the dangers of cars. Cumbernauld has miles and miles of paths through woodlands, glens and parks but there are now barriers to getting around that were not foreseen in the 1960's.