New Development Officer for Nurturing Natural Connections

Hello everyone, my name is David Meechan, and I am the new Development Officer for Cumbernauld Living Landscape – que fireworks and dry ice as I emerge from the woodlands of Cumbernauld. I will be working on the development phase of the Nurturing Natural Connections project. You will start to see me more and more, out and about scouring the

Nurturing Natural Connections

A new phase of Cumbernauld Living Landscape, an ambitious partnership initiative with an ecosystem approach to land management, is set to begin thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Nurturing Natural Connections project will further enhance, restore and reconnect vital green spaces across Cumbernauld, following an initial one-year development grant of

Merry Christmas Everyone

It is coming to that time of year again where we huddle up in front of the telly to watch the old favourites of Miracle on 34th street, Elf and Wonderful Life etc. while raiding selection boxes for a quick sugar fix. It is very quiet here in the office and with the project ended I’ve been busy doing other

Watch our Creating Natural Connections video!

The opening shot of our video, a drone shot over Broadwood Loch (c) Vass Media  Delivery of our Creating Natural Connections project ended in June 2023. Much has been achieved throughout the project, and we were keen to mark this in a permanent way. We decided a video was a fantastic way to showcase the work we have done and

It is goodbye from Creating Natural Connections

It is a bittersweet time here at Creating Natural Connections, with us saying farewell to The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) team as the project delivery ends. It still amazes me that it has been 5 years since beginning this project with consultations and events during the development phase to create a project that was driven by the public. Four years later

Water of Life

These mute swans are just one species who benefit from living at St Maurice’s Pond (c) L Healy Smith   It’s been amazing to have such a run of sunny weather of late, hasn’t it? Sun is great in so many ways: it makes us feel happier and gives us vital vitamin D; it’s fantastic for insects like butterflies, damselflies,

Summer fun and sun

There are so many activities to do here in Cumbernauld!  Pic (c) CLL  With the summer sun comes the thought of summer holidays, and with that comes the thought of … “how on earth are we going to keep the kids entertained for seven weeks?” Well, we’re here to lend you a hand and give you some nature-based activity ideas,

Let’s Go Wild!

  Our current project, Creating Natural Connections, is coming to a close at the end of June. It’s been an interesting time to be delivering a project, with a global pandemic thrown into the mix, but we are ready to celebrate the achievements made over the past four years. To do this, we are hosting a ‘Wild Week’ of events

Let’s hear it for the volunteers!

      Litter picking at Cumbernauld House Park (C) Aimée Moretti Volunteers are at the very core of Cumbernauld Living Landscape. The work we have delivered over 4 years would not have been possible without the dedication, strength and joyous spirits of our Nature Ninja volunteers. We want to take the time to celebrate these brilliant people who have

Going a bit batty!

Bats are one of our most interesting and elusive mammals in Scotland. And they’ve just started to emerge from hibernation. They are one of the only mammals to hibernate here – the dormouse and the hedgehog being the others. If you’re out walking the dog or coming home at dusk, the chances are there are bats overhead, flitting around streetlights