Polnoon: Scotland’s first eco-village

November 26, 2009,AEDT

Herald Scotland reports Scotland’s first eco-friendly village is set to be built on the outskirts of Glasgow.The pioneering development would see a low-carbon village called Polnoon created near Eaglesham, in East Renfrewshire.The Scottish Government has worked with developers on the design of the community, which they are dubbing the “conservation | Read More

Scotland’s flowers under threat

November 2, 2009,AEDT

BBC NEWS reports One in four species of wild flower in Scotland is under threat according to the campaign group Plantlife Scotland.Among those flowers most at risk are the corn marigold, heath cudweed, and the lesser butterfly orchid.The group said the most significant declines are taking place in uplands and | Read More

Barriers to mixed use development in Scotland

September 8, 2009,AEDT

Recently, the Scottish Government released a report completed by Douglas Wheeler Associates With Ann Flint Associates, Austin-Smith: Lord Edinburgh College of Art (School of Architecture-ScotMark). The report was commissioned to investigate the barriers to mixed use development in Scotland. The report developed several recommendations with numerous suggestions on how they could | Read More

National Parks Report, Urban Woods and Green Energy Centre opens

August 19, 2009,AEDT

Scotland has seen had a lot of green news this week with the National Parks Report being released, which recommends the reducing the numbers of members of the authority and setting up a short term National Parks Strategy Group. The government also earmarked £1m for a makeover of Urban Woods | Read More

Vital wetland restored to natural glory

August 14, 2009,AEDT

JournalLive reports A 50-YEAR healing operation for internationally-important wetlands in the North has taken a major step forward. A £700,000 project to push forward the restoration of the 12,000-year-old Border Mires has been completed nearly two years ahead of schedule. Over 2,500 acres of the Border Mires. Read the full | Read More

Natural Play Area for School in Scotland

June 27, 2009,AEDT

A natural play area is being designed and constructed in at Merrylee Primary School in Scotland. It is going to be the only school in Britain with a natural play area within its grounds. The Evening Times reports It will have hills, long grass, a flower garden and eco-friendly features | Read More

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