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Monitoring and Evaluating the Edinburgh Nature Network

Nature networks are growing in stature across Scotland within environmental planning. The Scottish Government’s Fourth National Planning Framework points to nature networks as a key tool to driving positive outcomes for biodiversity, and it outlines the requirement for all local authorities to facilitate the creation of nature networks as part of their environmental policy. In

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Thank you for your Pollinator Pledges

The Edinburgh Pollinator Pledge 2017-2024 The Pollinator Pledge was a key Edinburgh Living Landscape project focused on engaging members of the population with actions, whether small or large, that they can conduct for pollinators. The aim was to get as many people as possible to sign up to undertaking any pollinator-friendly activities, from planting specific

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The Future of Edinburgh’s Greenspaces

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts on Edinburgh’s greenspaces, by postgraduate student, Jamie McDermaid. Jamie is studying Environment, Culture, and Communication at the University of Glasgow – with a particular interest in urban nature.This blog post discusses the future of Edinburgh’s greenspaces, evaluating concepts such as greenbelts, ‘edgelands’, and green infrastructure

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Greenspace and People in Edinburgh

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts on Edinburgh’s greenspaces, by postgraduate student, Jamie McDermaid. Jamie is studying Environment, Culture, and Communication at the University of Glasgow – with a particular interest in urban nature. This blog covers a video recently published by Edinburgh Living Landscape featuring interviews with Edinburgh residents. The

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Edinburgh’s Present Greenspace

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts on Edinburgh’s greenspaces, by postgraduate student, Jamie McDermaid. Jamie is studying Environment, Culture, and Communication at the University of Glasgow – with a particular interest in urban nature. This post looks at what greenspace is and how much Edinburgh has. It also discusses the benefits

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Edinburgh’s Urban Wildlife Reserves

This is the third in a series of blog posts on Edinburgh’s greenspaces, by postgraduate student, Jamie McDermaid. Jamie is studying Environment, Culture, and Communication at the University of Glasgow – with a particular interest in urban nature. This post looks at both Johnston Terrace Garden Wildlife Reserve and Bawsinch & Duddingston Wildlife Reserve –

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The History of Edinburgh’s Greenspace (Pt. 2)

This is the second in a series of blog posts on Edinburgh’s greenspaces, by postgraduate student, Jamie McDermaid. Jamie is studying Environment, Culture, and Communication at the University of Glasgow – with a particular interest in urban nature. This blog looks at how an intense period of development affected further urban expansion in the 1900s,

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The History of Edinburgh’s Greenspace (Pt. 1)

This is the first in a series of blog posts on Edinburgh’s greenspaces, by postgraduate student, Jamie McDermaid. Jamie is studying Environment, Culture, and Communication at the University of Glasgow – with a particular interest in urban nature. This blog post looks at the history of Edinburgh’s urban development from the late 1700s to early

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Improving the Mound for nature

Exciting work is taking place to improve the Mound for nature. Cheryl Jones, Sustainability Manager, Future Workplace, Lloyds Banking Group explains how the company is improving the greenspace around its iconic head office in Edinburgh’s city centre for nature, and how this work fits in with the Edinburgh Nature Network.  How important has championing wildlife and

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Edinburgh’s new approach to greenspace management leads to butterfly havens

Edinburgh Living Landscape partners are helping butterflies cope with the impacts of climate change by changing the management of green spaces in the city. Speckled wood butterfly © Ashleigh WhiffinAs the climate warms, more species are able to move north into new areas that were previously too cold for them, but they still need the