MyParkScotland is an exciting project, to help people discover and support their local parks. The website allows us to collect donations using crowdfunding (raising funds from many people over the internet towards a common project). This is for individual and business giving to support parks and their projects, with an investment strategy to develop longer term sustainability and endowment funds.
It will be your first port of call if you’re looking to find your local park and what’s on through the interactive hub which provides information about park events, facilities and activities.
MyParkScotland is one of 11 UK ‘park trailblazers’ in the Rethinking Parks programme. Funded by Nesta, Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. The Rethinking Parks programme is supporting the most innovative and promising new business models to enable our parks to thrive for the next century.
greenspace scotland is initially developing MyParkScotland in partnership with the City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils, Future Cities and the Edinburgh Friends Forum. Longer term, the intention is to extend it across Scotland and we’ve already had positive interest from a number of other regions in Scotland.
About the organisation
MyParkScotland is an independent registered Scottish Charity (No. SC045424) and a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland (No. 497289).
You can view a copy of our most recent annual accounts:
Other corporate publications
If you would like to more about MyParkScotland then please get in touch
MyParkScotland currently has four trustees:
Dr Sheila Beck (Chair)
Sheila retired recently from the role of Principal Public Health Adviser in NHS Health Scotland where she held the portfolio for working on place and health. She led the issue framing dimension of the Good Places, Better Health initiative which sought to influence policy areas outwith health to improve the places in which children live to improve their health.
Scott Ferguson (Vice-Chair)
Scott has extensive experience within the greenspace sector and is the Development Officer for the Seven Lochs Wetland Park in Glasgow.
Ailsa works in Policy & Advocacy for Built Environment Forum Scotland. As well as being enthusiastic about the role parks and green spaces play in peoples lives Ailsa has extensive knowledge of the importance of fundraising, strategy development and promotion through online media.
Becca has 15 years’ experience of working together with business, individuals and charitable trusts to create sustainable positive change across a number of issues and sectors.
Damien manages Parks, Streets and Open Space within Fife. Damien has a wealth of experience in the public and private sector and brings a passion for making parks and greenspaces better places.
Sam is Lead Technical Trainer with Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and is passionate about the role that parks and greenspace play in the urban environment.