The shoreline around Edinburgh has held a fascination for years. It’s supported nature, housed industry, provided fishing opportunities and, alas, even been a dumping zone. Today the natural value of Edinburgh’s shoreline is widely recognised and an amazing community driven project is righting the wrongs of recent times.

The newly launched Biodiversity Challenge Fund (BCF) is a competitive fund with a budget of up to £2 million which aims to enable targeted action for priority habitats and species, accelerating efforts that will help Scotland meets its international biodiversity commitments.

Froglife is a national nature conservation organisation with a mission to help reptile and amphibian species and their habitats.  In Renfrewshire they are working under the Community Engagement banner on three sites — Barshaw Park, Gleniffer Braes and Jenny’s Well —  to create and restore habitats which will benefit these species (and much more besides) whilst engaging local people in a range o

Take a trip to the north-west fringe of Aberdeen and you will be rewarded with a pleasant surprise, and a green surprise at that. An ambitious regeneration project is gathering momentum here, and a green transformation which will bring huge benefits to the local community is nearing completion.

We live in an era in which our Health Services are under increasing strain. Whilst there are a variety of causes behind these pressures, there is a growing belief that nature can play a positive role in moving towards a healthier society.

Greenspace projects that will improve the environment across Scotland's central belt can now apply for a share of a £350,000 funding boost, contributing to the delivery of Europe’s largest greenspace initiative.

We now have our own Twitter account at @GI_Scotland. We’ll be using this to provide regular updates about SNH’s Green Infrastructure Fund, your projects, and all things #greeninfrastructure in general.

Please give us a follow and make sure to tag us in your tweets so that we can share your work as often and as widely as possible.

There is a scheme taking Scotland by storm – delivering huge benefits for people and nature alike. ‘The Green Infrastructure Strategic Intervention Fund’ might seem like a mouthful, but its message is loud and clear.

The Greening Grey Britain (GGB) Community Support Programme is now open and might be of interest to your contacts.

In 2019, the RHS will support a number of intergenerational partnership projects between community organisations and schools/youth groups, who want to work together to transform an unloved space in their area to benefit the local community and environment.

Our Green Infrastructure Fund is making a difference in many locations. One of the most significant projects we are supporting is in Glasgow’s Easterhouse. Here an ambitious approach is transforming areas of vacant and derelict land into attractive urban greenspaces, which will connect more people with nature and encourage them to embrace the outdoors.