Scottish green spaces awarded development funds

A series of green space projects in Scotland's central belt have been allocated first-round funding from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund.

A total of £362,731 has been allocated to 17 projects via the Forestry Commission Scotland to help achieve the CSGN aim of increasing woodland cover by 50 per cent.

Funded projects include the Lothian and Fife Green Network Partnership, awarded £32,288 to develop a Pentland Hills Woodland Strategy; Scottish Woodlands, awarded £14,250 to promote native woodland creation; and Glasgow City Council, awarded £50,000 to develop a riverside management plan.

Other bodies and organisations in receipt of funding include the Central Scotland Forest Trust, East Dunbartonshire Council, Clackmannanshire Council and the Scottish Agricultural College.

The CSGN spans from Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Dunbartonshire in the west through to Fife and East Lothian in the east. The partnership is lead by the Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

- For further details, visit www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-85bgtl.


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