Newbattle Abbey enjoys a rich and colourful history stretching back over 900 years. Today education is to the fore, and the site is recognised as the home of Scotland’s premier Adult Education Residential College. Since successfully bidding for Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Funds the Forest College here has been leading the way in providing lifelong learning outdoors.
The Young Placechangers Ideas Fund supports Youth Groups to engage with others in their communities to take action to improve the environmental quality, biodiversity, playability and vibrancy of neighbourhoods.
Something very special is happening around the River Garnock. Garnock Connections is a suite of 25 projects that will restore a network of wildlife habitats and historic sites across the landscape, as well as encourage local people to become involved through a range of hands-on opportunities.
When Partick Thistle ignited football passions in Maryhill there was a popular phrase — ‘Firhill for thrills’. It was a fitting way to capture the mood of the day and popularise the football team based at Firhill Stadium.
The saying ‘Mighty oaks from little acorns grow’ could easily capture the growing ambitions of Urban Roots. It was back in 2004 that Toryglen Gardening Club was founded by three local residents. Soon they were working with community groups and schools on popular gardening projects; by 2009 an application to the Climate Challenge Fund was successful, and by then Urban Roots was born.
WWW. Three initials which together enjoy near universal understanding. Yet the World Wide Web isn’t the only thing laying claim to those initials. WWW might equally well stand for Wild Ways Well, which is a project that looks to help people who are at risk of developing a mental health condition.