greenspace scotland events

2-11 August – GreenspaceHub @ GoLive! at the Green
Join greenspace scotland and our partners in the GreenspaceHub on Glasgow Green during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. For all things parks and greenspace related we’ll be joined in the GreenspaceHub by MyParkScotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Fields in Trust, Paths for All, Grow Wild, Central Scotland Green Network, The Concrete Garden, John Muir Trust, Grow 73, Falkirk Community Trust. Watch out for more on Facebook and twitter.

other organisations' events

7 July – Have a Field Day
Hundreds of events across the country celebrated our local parks and greenspaces on Have a Field Day last year. More   

20 July - Orchard Summit
Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. A celebration of community orchards with talks and workshops including: Forest Gardening in Scotland; starting a community-powered cider business; running a bio-blitz; bud grafting demonstration, tool maintenance. Plus, opportunities for funding and support for existing community orchards or starter kits for new orchards. For more information email

22 July - Highland Garden Fest
Welcome to the very first Highland Garden Fest - the only gardening festival in the Highlands! The festival is at Inverness Botanic Gardens where there will be gardening activities for children, meet the beekeeper, learn how to make the perfect flower pot, or speak to the gardening experts on how you can make the very best use of your space. The event is free to attend with fun things for all to see, learn, touch and feel! More

23-29 July –Groundwork Youth and our Inclusive Spaces campaign
Join the campaign and take part in the week of action. More

27 July - InverclydeBuzz Greenock
Conference on establishing and maintaining wildflower meadows, with a focus on urban sites. More  

2-11 August – GreenspaceHub @ GoLive! at the Green
Join greenspace scotland and our partners in the GreenspaceHub on Glasgow Green during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. For all things parks and greenspace related we’ll be joined in the GreenspaceHub by MyParkScotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Fields in Trust, Paths for All, Grow Wild, Central Scotland Green Network, The Concrete Garden, John Muir Trust, Grow 73, Falkirk Community Trust. Watch out for more on Facebook and twitter.

23 August - 2018 SURF Annual Conference
Community Led Regeneration: Getting Real? The 2018 SURF Annual Conference will promote the real experience of authentic community led regeneration examples, and explore where these successes sit in the wider policy and practice landscape and what needs to change to make genuine community led regeneration a more connected and impactful reality. This free to attend short day conference programme, is designed to be informative, participative and enjoyable for everyone interested in more successful community regeneration across Scotland. More

31 August – 2 September: Dundee Flower and Food Festival
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13-14 October - Community Woodlands Association Conference

Strathpeffer Pavilion in Ross-shire. The conference will have a usual blend of workshops, presentations and site visits, with plenty of networking time and a ceilidh and conference dinner on the Saturday night. The theme this year is “Where next for Community Forestry?” - at a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty we’ll be looking at the challenges and opportunities ahead, whilst showcasing the fantastic work being doing by community woodland groups across the country. More  

Park events – Edinburgh, Falkirk Fife & Glasgow
To find out about events and activities in parks in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow and Scotland’s national nature reserves, check out the MyParkScotland website

training and events for Scottish community groups tackling climate change
If you are a Scottish community group interested in tackling climate change the free programme of training and events provided by Keep Scotland Beautiful could help support you in your work. More

TCV conservation training
Short and long training courses from TCV in locations across Scotland and the rest of the UK. More

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland 

OWL Scotland is supported by Forestry Commission Scotland and evolved out of the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) which has run successfully for over 20 years. OWL Scotland supports outdoor and woodland learning for local OWL groups. More

Play Scotland is offering training sessions on play policy and strategy
Following Scotland’s first National Play Strategy and Action Plan, Play Scotland is offering work place based training sessions (full day and half-day) to explore what the play strategy and action plan means for organisations. Contact Debbie Willet at Play Scotland for more information, email

SNH Sharing Good Practice programme
The programme of events for 2017 is available here

Working with volunteers
Volunteer Scotland offer a wide range of volunteer training courses and FREE online sessions to suit every budget and need. Find out more here

Forest School Training programme, Scotland 2018
Information about dates, costs and how to book for the current FSTC training courses is available here Spaces still available for FSTC courses starting in June (West Edinburgh) and October (residential).