Cumbernauld Living Landscape is a landscape scale conservation initiative with a vision to work with the community to achieve a greener Cumbernauld. It aims to enhance, restore and reconnect green areas of the town, helping everyone in the community to connect with the nature on their doorstep.
Cumbernauld is an incredibly green place and most people in the town live within ten minutes of a greenspace. We believe that everyone in Cumbernauld should benefit from this, now and in the future. However, these areas are often disconnected from one another and many are not as good for people – or wildlife – as they should be.
Without good quality, healthy places people and wildlife cannot flourish. Working closely with the local community, we need to ensure that healthy places are at the heart of the town’s future. The Cumbernauld Living Landscape’s long-term vision is for a green network in the town, providing clean air, water and retreats from the busyness of everyday life.
Delivering our vision
People and nature at the heart of Cumbernauld’s Future
By creating better greenspaces for people and wildlife and building a community network that connects people with nature, we want to see a Cumbernauld in which more people help nature, nature helps more people and more people help each other.
How we have achieved this to date
We have delivered a wide range of projects across the town that has improved habitats for wildlife, improved access to greenspaces, connected young people to nature, improved people’s health and wellbeing through nature and brought more people together to make a difference in their local community. Our most recent project, Creating Natural Connections, finished its delivery phase in June 2023 and we are currently composing a bid for future project funding.