Engaging communities in Scotland

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We work with communities to help local residents reclaim their streets. Together, we identify what can make their areas better and how they can create safe, attractive streets where people want to walk.

In 2008-20011 we worked 12 communities across Scotland to achieve long-lasting impact. Read some of the stories.

Creating safer streets in Benarty

Living Streets has been working with the community in Benarty to make it safer for pedestrians.

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Ageing Well in Penicuik

Walkers in Penicuik arranged a street audit to assess their walking routes around the town centre.

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Affecting change in south east Glasgow

An existing parent and toddler activity group was used to kick start a review of local streets in South East Glasgow.

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Greening the streets in Dunipace

A local residents’ association in Dunipace secured funding to regenerate their village.

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Making Bilston fitter for walking

Bilston tackled a need for new skills and adult activities while also auditing and addressing issues that could make their streets and area fitter for walking.

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Mayfield and Easthouses walking network

Living Streets teamed up with the Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust to set up a walking network for the local community.

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Promoting paths in Denny

Secondary school pupils promoted the use of paths in Denny while gaining valuable experience for their Duke of Edinburgh award.

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Making Fauldhouse fitter for walking

Residents in Fauldhouse took part in Reclaim Your Streets as an adult learning activity and also made their streets fitter for walking.

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Tackling barriers to walking in Gracemount, Edinburgh

South City Strollers in Gracemount led a range of audits to identify new routes for their weekly walks, encourage others to join and tackle barriers.

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Reviving run down spaces in Dundee

Living Streets Scotland’s Engaging Communities Project enabled local groups to come up with ideas to transform run down open spaces in the Coldside area of Dundee.

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Walking to the Green Gym in Howden

A street audit was carried out in the area to help local residents identify ways of improving walking routes as well as raise the project’s profile.

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