greenspaces are ...

creative spaces

inspirational spaces encouraging
creativity in an outdoor setting

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greenspaces are ...

breathing spaces

oasis of calm amidst city
bustle, a place to unwind

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greenspaces are ...

celebration spaces

gathering places where people come
together for events and activities

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greenspaces are ...

growing spaces

productive places that nourish
and sustain communities and individuals

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healthy spaces

inviting places which
encourage us to get active

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greenspaces are ...

learning spaces

natural grounds for lifelong learning

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greenspaces are ...

living spaces

attractive spaces on our doorsteps

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greenspaces are ...

meeting spaces

communal places encouraging
communities to come together

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play spaces

safe places where children
can adventure and explore

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greenspaces are ...

purposeless spaces

it could be more than
a boring green desert

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stalled spaces

meanwhile greenspaces instead
of derelict eyesores?

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wild spaces

informal places that welcome
nature back to our cities

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working spaces

attractive places where
people want to live and work

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your space

the greenspace on your doorstep
how will you get involved?

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greenspaces are ...

wasted spaces

use your imagination...
this could be a community garden,
a play space ...

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This section explains what greenspace is, why it’s so important for our quality of life and how it contributes to key policies and the strategic objectives of the Scottish Government. Find facts, figures and statistics in Scotland’s Greenspace and take a look at the diversity of greenspace activities undertaken by members of the greenspace scotland network in greenspace projects.

The quick summary (for full details follow the menu tabs):

scotland's greenspace

greenspace can be defined as any vegetated land or water within or adjoining an urban area or it can be defined functionally by how people use the space – this is explained by our greenspace themes. Scotland’s greenspace facts are available through the State of Scotland’s Greenspace report and links to relevant surveys and statistics.

greenspace projects

This is a searchable database of local greenspace projects by greenspace scotland network members. The database showcases the breath of greenspace activity and projects across Scotland.

policy connections

We show how greenspace contributes to wider Scottish policy by highlighting the contribution greenspace makes to the strategic objectives of the Scottish Government – making a healthier, safer and stronger, wealthier and fairer, smarter and greener Scotland – and provides links to relevant policy and research documents.