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):
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.
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.
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.