MyParkScotland is an exciting new 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 here
If you would like to more about MyParkScotland then please get in touch
MyParkScotland currently has four trustees:
Howard Pearce CVO (Chair)
Howard was a member of HM Diplomatic Service from 1972 to 2006. His overseas postings included Argentina, Kenya and Hungary. From 1999 to 2002 he was High Commissioner to Malta, and from 2002 to 2006 Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Since his retirement in 2006 he has been involved in charity work. He chairs the South Georgia Heritage Trust and the Exhibiting Societies of Scottish Artists, is Deputy Chair of Greenspace Scotland, and is a Board Member of the New Island Conservation Trust. His interests include classical music, opera, history and the countryside.
Dr Sheila Beck
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.
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.
Sam is Programme Officer for Architecture & Design Scotland and is passionate about the role that parks and greenspace play in the urban environment.
We are in the process of recruiting further trustees to join the board.