At the start of August we had two lovely volunteer judges from Keep Scotland Beautiful out assessing areas in our town for the Beautiful Scotland of Cumbernauld’s Bloomin’ Wild.  It was a mixed day of sun and showers but that didn’t stop our local groups from shining on the day.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Adam Smith of the Cumbernauld Environmental Society for organising and delivering Cumbernauld’s previous entries over a number of years.  This is a huge undertaking and one that surprised us in its depth and requirements.

We visited the Cumbernauld Community Park to discuss the feasibility study on new allotments, the work the NLC Land Services do around the town and with over 50% of the town being green in Cumbernauld alone the work these guys do is staggering.  

We then visited the fabulous sensory garden at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland which gained funding from Tesco’s “Bags of Help scheme”, drove through Condorrat to show of the NLC planting and then on to Ravenswood LNR to see the new outdoor classroom, bug hotel and butterfly garden.

From there we went on to Cumbernauld Train station for the station adopters of Carbrain Community Council before completing the day at Palacerigg Country Park, phew!  The day was rounded up in the Watch Us Grow garden who supplied a lovely cuppa with sandwiches supplied by Carbrain Community Council and Tesco’s Craigmarloch. We will find out how we did in September.

Thank you one and all, you can find out more on our website Cumbernauldlivinglandscape.org

Tracy Lambert is the Community Engagement Officer for the Natural Connections project. If you would like to get involved contact Tracy via email or visit our Facebook page.


Tracy Lambert