Greenspace Scotland chooses Edinburgh parks boss

Edinburgh parks boss David Jamieson has been appointed chair of Greenspace Scotland.

He replaces former chair Pam Whittle who stood down after four years in the post.

Jamieson is head of parks and greenspace at the City of Edinburgh Council and is responsible for managing Edinburgh’s public parks and greenspaces, including the city’s nature reserves, woodlands, allotments and urban forest.

He has presided over a number of accolades including the winner of Britain in Bloom, COSLA’s Gold Medal for Service Innovation & Improvement, the UK’s Best Parks, Grounds and Horticultural Service Team award and Fields in Trusts’ Best UK Landowner.

He also chairs the Government’s Grow Your Own Working Group. As a chartered ecologist and environmental manager, with degrees from Stirling, Heriot-Watt and Huddersfield Universities, his career has ranged across the public, academic and voluntary sectors.

In recent years he has also been a director of Volunteer Development Scotland, BTCV Scotland, Oatridge College and the Falkirk Environment Trust - promoting volunteering as a means for positive social and environmental change.


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