Boost for Midlothian environmental project

A MIDLOTHIAN environmental project in Midlothian has been given a £16,000 cash boost from the Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund.

The £16,680 funding, which aims to transform the central belt region into a better place for people to live and do business in, was awarded to Midlothian Council to develop improvement plans for selected greenspaces in areas of multiple deprivation in Dalkeith, Mayfield and Gorebridge, so they can contribute more fully to community life.

Thirty-eight greenspace projects across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Fife, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Stirling and Clackmannanshire received a share of the £2.2 million funding boost.

Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Stewart Stevenson, said: “The CSGN project is the biggest greenspace project of its kind in Europe. The area involved is huge with 70 per cent of Scotland’s population potentially being affected.”

Read full story in the May 24 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.