On these pages you can find links to recent Scotland-wide surveys which provide statistical information on greenspace use and attitudes as well as the links between greenspace and quality of life

State of the UK’s Public Parks 2016
The State of the UK’s Public Parks 2016 (published by Heritage Lottery Fund on 7 September 2016) provides a national picture of the state of the UK parks.

State of UK Public Parks 2014
The State of the UK’s Public Parks 2014 provides a national picture of the state of the UK parks. The report is informed by three new UK-wide surveys commissioned by the Heritage Lottery Fund

Scotland's People and Nature 2013 -14
Scotland’s People and Nature Survey (SPANS) is a quantitative survey which measures how people in Scotland use, value and enjoy the natural environment. The survey incorporated questions previously asked in greenspace scotland’s Greenspace Use and Attitude Surveys. 

Scottish Household Survey 2014
covers a range of questions about local services and amenities including a number about local greenspace provision

Scottish Recreation Survey 2012
is a continuous monitoring study, launched in 2003, which measures participation in outdoor recreation among adults in Scotland.

greenspace scotland - public attitudes and uses survey 2011
investigating the Scottish urban population’s use of greenspaces and their attitudes towards the availability and quality of them in 2011

Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2009
charting and interpreting attitudes on a range of social, political, economic and moral issues

Scottish Environmental Attitudes & Behaviour Survey 2008
survey of awareness of environmental issues and behaviour