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Sustrans Scotland are holding a social bike ride on Saturday 23 September from Dumbarton Castle to the Riverside Museum. The cycle ride is in association with Castle to Crane, part of the Clyde Built Festival.

The starting point will be from the grassed area in front of of Dumbarton Castle  at 10am.  You’ll be able to watch some of the boats start their race then follow the cycle route along the canal and other paths, stopping at Bowling Harbour and the Renfrew Ferry to watch the boats race by.

The ride will finish at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow where food and refreshments will be available.  The ride will be approx. 16 miles and is expected to take between 2.5 and 4 hours. There is an option to return halfway through the ride as trains are not running that day.

For more information see the flyer below or check the Sustrans Scotland website. To register please email Lisa Morton Lisa.Morton@sustrans.org.uk

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Recycle Week 2017 runs from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October and we’d love you to join our team of Waste Warriors.

Recycle Week is the UK’s annual recycling week, aiming to get everyone recycling more items more often by raising awareness of the benefits and dispelling some of the myths that still surround recycling. Over the course of the week Zero Waste Scotland will be encouraging people from all over the country to become waste warriors and do their bit by recycling as much as they can.

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Scotland’s largest bike share scheme has re-launched with 500 brand new nextbike SmartBikes and 10 new hire stations.

Over the coming months nextbike Glasgow will also increase the number of bikes to 1,000, and add around 10 new stations per year.

Today, cycling in Glasgow got a wee tad much better!

And did you know that if you’re a student or a member of staff at University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, or Glasgow Caledonian University you can get a special deal on a nextbike?

Finding greenspaces has never been easier! The new free Greenspace layer in OS Maps is the easiest way to discover greenspaces across Britain.

Whether it’s a quick click online or a simple tap on the app, OS Maps lets you find different places for leisure and recreation across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Scottish Greenspace Map, released by greenspace scotland and the Scottish Government in 2011, was the first of its kind anywhere in the world. This new project with Ordnance Survey updates the Scottish Greenspace Map and extends it to England and Wales, with the aim of making it easier for people to find and access every green corner of Britain’s neighbourhoods, towns and cities.

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Zero Waste Scotland has produced a guide of ideas to tackle littering that go beyond picking it up. Litter-picking tackles the symptoms of the litter problem without tracing it back to the source. No sooner have you finished tidying up, than the problem rears its ugly head again

This guide will show you how to go further. How to channel the enthusiasm from previous litter picks – inspiring communities to prevent litter in the first place.

From surprising techniques taken from behavioural science, to a targeted messaging toolkit, this guide will help you address Scotland’s litter problem in innovative ways — ways that deliver for the long term.

They’ve included lots of inspirational examples from across the UK and beyond. You’ll find more detailed case studies of selected examples at the end of this guide. Download the guide here: ZWS guide booklet_Beyond_Litter_pick_AW2

Glasgow City Council’s recently held a Communities Summit at the City Chambers. The summit bought together residents, stakeholders, and partners from across Glasgow together to discuss topics which directly affect citizens in Glasgow.

The presentations from the event are now all available online.

 

A drive to get children out to play has been launched. The year-long campaign, “Away and Play”, is powered by Inspiring Scotland. It will highlight the benefits of free and unstructured play in encouraging imagination, promoting risk-taking, improving health and helping children collaborate.

Research published in the academic journal Early Education and Development is part of a growing body of research on the subject. This has shown that children with higher levels of active outdoor play had improved cognition which resulted in better academic performance in reading and mathematics.

These findings are supported by evidence from Inspiring Scotland’s Active Play programme, which currently works with primary schools in Glasgow in partnership with Glasgow City Council, through which class teachers have reported greater alertness and focus from children following active outdoor play sessions.

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