making connections - sharing practice on Scotland's Park Managers Forum

We’re all familiar with the soundbites of ‘parks feeling the pinch’ and ‘greenspace under pressure’. The same is true for the people and services managing our parks and greenspaces. Across Scotland there has been a marked reduction in greenspace staff and particularly a loss of specialist skills and apprentice programmes. Some Councils report their workforce has reduced by a third in the last 5 years, with larger cuts to come over the next year.  Greenspace Scotland’s response was to create the Park Managers Forum to allow colleagues across Scotland to share practice, develop skills & explore challenges together. Read more at