What is Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN)?

CSGN is a long-term initiative which aims to restore and transform the landscape of Central Scotland and to promote environmental quality, woodland cover and recreational opportunities. It covers an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west to Fife and the Lothians in the east.

Vision and aims

CSGN's vision is to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality by 2050. The initiative aims to:

  • make Central Scotland a more attractive place to live in, work and visit
  • help absorb CO2
  • enhance biodiversity
  • promote active travel and healthier lifestyles

The CSGN is driven forward by the Green Action Trust. Visit the Central Scotland Green Network website for more information.

You can also read the guide to the Central Scotland Green Network Contribution for New Woodland Creation.

Grant support for woodland creation

To help deliver the CSGN vision and to support new woodland planting, a CSGN contribution uplift of between £750 to £2,500 per hectare (ha) is available under the Forestry Grant Scheme's woodland creation options.

Visit the 'Forestry Grant Scheme' web page. 

Related links

Rural Payments and Services website: Forestry Grant Scheme