A recovery plan for nature

Cumbernauld Living Landscape aims to enhance, restore and reconnect green areas of the town.

Over 50% of Cumbernauld’s town centre is made up of green spaces: parks, woodlands and gardens. 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.


What does the programme involve?

The programme consists of a range of projects to bring physical improvements to the greenspaces and connect more people to their natural environment. By working with communities in an area of over 55,000 people, the programme is:

  • Connecting, managing and enhancing woodlands
  • Supporting community activities and improving access
  • Restoring and managing peatlands
  • Protecting the town’s green network
  • Influencing the design of new development
  • Improving water quality

Who are the partners?

The programme is led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, North Lanarkshire Council, Forestry Commission Scotland and The Conservation Volunteers. These partners work with a wide range of local groups and volunteers to develop skills and capacity in community organisations.

Cumbernauld town taken from Cumbernauld Glen.
Cumbernauld town taken from Cumbernauld Glen. © Katrina Martin

Find out more and get involved

There are many opportunities to get involved with the Cumbernauld Living Landscape, from joining one of the weekend volunteer sessions to attending an urban design workshop. There are also internship and trainee programmes available with our partners.

To find out about the latest opportunities please visit the Cumbernauld Living Landscape website.

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