Cumbernauld Living Landscape

What is the Cumbernauld Living Landscape?

Cumbernauld Living Landscape is a new initiative which aims to enhance, restore and reconnect green areas of the town. Parks, woodlands and gardens are crucial to the well-being of both people and wildlife and we need to ensure they are at the heart of the town’s future. These green spaces provide clean air, water and retreats from the busyness of everyday life. Without them, neither wildlife nor people can flourish.

What does the programme involve?

The project vision is shared by neighbouring landowners the Scottish Wildlife Trust, North Lanarkshire Council and Forestry Commission Scotland. By working with communities in an area of over 55,000 people, the programme will:

  • Connect, manage and enhance woodlands
  • Support community activities and improve access
  • Restore and manage peatlands
  • Protect the town’s green network
  • Influence the design of green buildings and infrastructure
  • Improve water quality

How can I get involved?

Through a range of different projects there are opportunities to get involved in the Living Landscape. You can come and get your hands dirty at one of our weekend volunteer session or put your knowledge to good use at our urban design workshops. There are opportunities to develop your skills through the internship and trainee programmes run with our partners. To find out about the latest opportunities please visit our website. 

If you would like to find out more detail about the project please contact Ian Mackenzie, the Project Development Manager, on or 0131 312 7765.

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