Large scale partnership

Central Scotland Green Network

The CSGN is a 40-year programme with the aim of changing the face of central Scotland by restoring and improving its rural and urban landscape.

About the CSGN

Changing Central Scotland through Partnership Working

The CSGN covers an area of 10,000 square kilometres, from Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Dunbartonshire in the West to Fife and the Lothians in the East. It includes 19 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, takes in 87% of the country’s most deprived areas and offers the potential to improve the lives of 3.5 million people, or 65% of Scotland’s population.

An ongoing partnership between the Scottish Government, public bodies, local authorities, NGOs, private sector businesses and communities within central Scotland, the CSGN has been prioritised as a National Development in the Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework. It takes a holistic approach to solving the biggest issues facing the environmental wellbeing of central Scotland.

What is being achieved

environmental outcomes

The CSGN delivers multiple outcomes across a range of workstreams. These tie in closely to all six areas of our work in environmental regeneration.


Greenspace Enhancement


Woodland & Forestry


Vacant & Derelict Land

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Green Active Travel

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Sustainable Water Management


Habitat & Biodiversity

Our Role in delivering the CSGN

The Green Action Trust is responsible for managing, developing and driving forward the delivery of the CSGN and its ambitions on behalf of the Scottish Government and a wide range of partners and stakeholders. This is achieved through a combination of direct project development and delivery and coordinating action by a wide range of CSGN partners within the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The Trust’s activities are designed to support the CSGN, working to align policies, programmes, and actions across Central Scotland, focusing on sustainable economic growth, active travel and health and wellbeing, alongside encouraging nature to flourish and making central Scotland more resilient to climate change.

The Trust is also responsible for managing the CSGN Partnership Group, a multi-stakeholder network of committed partners who work collaboratively to ensure that every year key projects and programmes are delivered in support of the ambitions of the CSGN.

To learn more about the CSGN, visit the website.