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The gully’s on Google

Thanks to the efforts of a local volunteer Cabrain gully can now be explored in Google Maps. Until recently many of the footpaths in Cumbernauld have not been visible on any of the online mapping websites. This means that it looks like there is nowhere to walk and you have to drive everywhere. Anyone who has spent at least 5 minutes exploring Cumbernauld will know this is not true. There are lots of paths that can link you to where you want to go, the challenge can just be finding them! This has just been made a bit easier with the help of Google’s street view  technology. A local volunteer has used a 360 degree camera to create his own street view of the gully and the greener parts of his neighbourhood. This has now been published to Google and can be explored below.

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Wish us luck!

After a lot of conversations, consultations, taster sessions and report writing we have finally hit the button to send the Creating Natural Connections Stage 2 Application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The Living Landscape team would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this application.  We really appreciate your opinions, your time and your support for what we think is a fantastic project.  We’ve even made a wee video showing what this project means to us too! Our last request to you, our community is to keep your fingers crossed for us and wish us luck! .

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Consultation for Cumbernauld Green Route

A new route to improve the link between Abronhill and the town centre through Kildrum and Carbrain is being proposed and the local community are invited to have their say at a special consultation event next month. Cumbernauld Living Landscape and Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) have been working for the last two years with community partners to develop a detailed, green design for the route, aiming to reconnect the people of Cumbernauld with their natural environment. The green route has been developed to encourage active travel on foot and by bike, especially for people going to school, visiting greenspace and making other local journeys. The consultation will be held on 1 February at the Learning Centre, Cumbernauld YMCA on Afton Road from 1pm to 7.30pm and will display the design of the new route for people to have their say on.     Mike Batley, Development Officer with CSGNT, said: “The proposed improvements will provide much needed developments to these spaces. It will encourage people to walk and cycle and help those who may not have access to a

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Have your say on our future

What a hectic and amazing few weeks we’ve had! As you will have seen last week we won the acclaimed Youth and Education at the Nature of Scotland Awards ceremony. For me that was a huge slab of icing on the cake for the end of our Engaging Communities project – locally known as Natural Connections. So, what’s next for Cumbernauld Living Landscape? Well it has all been going on behind the scene here at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s office in Cumbernauld. We’ve secured the initial funding to develop a new four-year project and my role has changed from community engagement, to the community development. But what does that mean? Well, firstly there’s lots of meetings! There are a huge number of people and organisations who want to work with us to make better connections between people and wildlife. This is fantastic for the Cumbernauld community and for us. Next up, we want to talk to you. We need to speak to as many people as possible to find out what would encourage you to go out and use Cumbernauld’s