SNH Landscape Character Assessment Workshop

In February 2019 SNH published a reviewed national Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) in digital format on its website. LCA is the process of identifying and describing variation in character of the landscape. It provides baseline information used in development planning, and in landscape design and development management. A follow-up LCA Workshop is to be held on Thursday 13th June 2019 at the SNH Battleby Conference Centre from 10.30 – 15.30, primarily for landscape and planning practitioners, although other interested parties … Read full story

SP=EED: CPD Skills Training ‘Successful Planning = Effective Engagement and Delivery 9th Oct Glasgow

Would you like to be recognised for your skills in community engagement and undertake valuable CDP training? PAS ( has a new date for SP=EED Verification coming up: Thursday 1 October 5.30-9.00 pm – Glasgow (city centre venue) SP=EED (Successful Planning = Effective Engagement and Delivery) is PAS’s practical guide to effective engagement and is mentioned in Scottish Government guidance. SP=EED Verification is a two-part programme. Part 1 is an interactive workshop and Part 2 is a written reflective-learning assessment. … Read full story

Green Infrastructure: A Growing Need Conference Oct 6th – 7th 2015

The Scottish Green Infrastructure Forum and Glasgow City Council are hosting an international conference to be held in Glasgow on October 6 & 7, 2015 as part of Glasgow’s Green 2015. The conference aims to showcase some of Europe’s best examples of green infrastructure projects, and celebrate Scotland’s contribution. For further information or to book your place, please see the attached flyer HERE … Read full story

LIS Public and Third Sector Landscape Architects’ Seminar 2015

Scotland’s Public and Third Sector Landscape Architects convene in Edinburgh Over 40 participants met at Edinburgh City Chambers on Friday, 27th March 2015 to celebrate the work of Landscape Architects working in Scotland’s public and third sectors. Representatives were drawn from local authorities, national public bodies and environmental organisations and also included a number of members from private practice and students from the University of Edinburgh. The half-day event was organised by the Landscape Institute Scotland and chaired by Sue … Read full story


LIS GLVIA3 SEMINAR Wednesday 6th May 2015, GLASGOW

GLVIA event 6May15Wednesday 6th May at 6.30 for Snack and 7.00pm for start

Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB


Jeff Stevenson is Chair of the GLVIA3 Panel and has been involved with all editions of GLVIA

Marc van Grieken is a GLVIA3 Panel member and as a member of the LI Technical Committeee is responsible to the Committee for the Panel

Mark Turnbull is a member of the GLVIA3 Panel, is Chair of the LI Technical Committee and is an LI Board Member. He has been involved with all editions of GLVIA


Please Register at EVENTBRITE (There will be a nominal charge of £10.00 for the Event; pay at the door).



7.00 to 7.30 Jeff will talk about the principles of GLVIA3

7.30 to 8.00 Marc will talk about GLVIA3 in practice, the GLVIA3 Panel’s review results and actions going forward

8.00 to 8.30 Mark will chair an open discussion

SNH Sharing Good Practice: Spatial Planning for Onshore Wind Energy, 2nd & 27th October 2014

The Scottish Government published a revised Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) and National Planning Framework (NPF3) earlier this year. The events explored the requirements for spatial planning for onshore wind farms, and included speakers from Scottish Government, SNH and Planning Authorities, and were attended by the full breadth of the landscape profession in Scotland. Workshop sessions explored the use of landscape capacity studies, cumulative effects and feedback on the new approach. You can find out more about the events and download the … Read full story

Green Infrastructure: An Engineer’s approach – Wednesday, 26th November 2014

Juan D. Quintero Director EEC – Environmental Engineering Consultants, USA   Wednesday, 26th November 2014, 1-2pm GH514 (level 5, Graham Hills Building) 50 Richmond Street, Glasgow Map:   All welcome but please register to attend here: This presentation will propose a multi-level approach for biodiversity friendly infrastructure development to address impacts at various levels, from public/governmental (international, national, sector plans and policies) to private/corporate (voluntary measures, financing, and project design and operations). The premise behind this approach is that … Read full story

Scotland’s Towns Week – Conference – Wednesday, 19th November 2014

                        Scotland’s Town Partnership recently announced they are hosting a conference on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 at Paisley Town Hall, Paisley. The gathering for everyone with an interest in Scotland’s towns and high streets, this year’s conference will focus on the future of Scotland’s Towns, building on the untapped heritage and culture of the past, whilst looking to innovation, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurship to deliver towns for the future. The day is … Read full story

Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (GLVIA) Training Event in Edinburgh – Friday, 5th December 2014

The Landscape Institute is offering a series of regional training events on the new version of the guidance to help practitioners and others to understand the changes. Book now to attend the GLVIA training event at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh which will take place on Friday, 5th December 2014. The sessions are aimed at practitioners wishing to learn about LVIA for the first time or who want to update their LVIA knowledge and understanding. The focus will be on the step-wise process … Read full story

Glasgow Caledonian University: Negotiation CPD Seminar Wed 12th Nov 2014

Negotiation is an essential Life Skill. We all negotiate all the time – with our partners, children, colleagues and bosses, as well in formal negotiation situations. There may be born negotiators, but everyone can learn and practise the basic skills of negotiation. This short course is designed to teach negotiation and to encourage participants to practise these new skills in real-life situations by the case-study method of learning. There are places available on our Autumn CPD seminar; Dispute Resolution: Negotiation. … Read full story

Norrie Innes, Owner of Rock DCM & Stone3: GCU Masterclass 20th November 2014

Engineering – a foundation (and structure) to build your future – in (almost) anything!   Norrie Innes Owner, ROCK DCM & STONE 3 Thursday 20 November 2014 5.45pm for 6pm Deeprose Theatre Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA Norrie Innes, a graduate of Glasgow College of Technology, where he gained a HND in Civil Engineering, a wife and two brothers-in-law! He was brought up in East End of Glasgow but with a “bold international attitude”. Prior to entering … Read full story

SEDA Build Green Roof Course

SEDA have recently joined forces with LoveMilton, a Glasgow based charity providing construction courses and volunteering opportunities for local Milton residents. Together they have formed SEDAbuild, a new school promoting ‘hands on’ ecological construction courses, workshops and volunteering opportunities across Scotland. SEDAbuild will be running their first ‘Green Roof Course’ at the end of October. Over three days participants will learn the theory and practical application of designing and building a small green roof. We are delighted to announce that … Read full story

Scotland’s Towns Conference Paisley 19th November 2014

  Where Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, Paisley, PA1 1JF When: 19th November 2014 About: As part of the nationwide campaign, Scotland’s Towns Week, take part in the largest annual gathering for Scotland’s towns, with around 150 people gathering to network, share and learn. The conference this year is set to be bigger than ever; with the Town Centre Action Plan having guided town developments for over a year. Based around the overarching message: Proud Past – Positive Future, we look to the untapped … Read full story

Low Carbon Scotland 2015: Towards a successful, sustainable tomorrow Conference February 2015

Low Carbon Scotland 2015: Towards a successful, sustainable tomorrow, today is a unique conference that will address Scotland’s current carbon position and allow us to hear from those leading and driving the policies and proposals. The main focus of the conference is to discuss how public sector can reduce their carbon emissions, the current situation will be highlighted and a discussion surrounding how this can be improved and delivered will play an imperative part within the conference. The Scottish Government … Read full story

Landscapes Futures Event, Edinburgh – 15th October 2014

Creating Resilient Landscapes of the Future – Considering the Current Issues of Tree Health Wednesday, 15th October 2014 1.00 – 6.00pm Biosphere Zone of Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Tickets: Students £5.00 Members £10.00. We hope you can join us for this half day conference at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh as part of the UK wide series of Landscape Futures events, on this important topic. Native and exotic tree species in Scotland, as elsewhere in the UK and abroad are currently experiencing … Read full story

Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture “Planning Matters, Building Resilience Through Risk Management – lessons from Australia” by Dyan Currie.

Please find attached the flyer for this year’s RTPI Scotland Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture “Planning Matters, Building Resilience Through Risk Management – lessons from Australia” by Dyan Currie. The Lecture is being held on Tuesday 10th June in the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Galleries of Scotland, the Mound, Edinburgh   … Read full story


Scotland Policy Conferences Keynote Seminar Next steps for housing policy in Scotland: Morning, Thursday, 4th December 2014 Central Edinburgh

Next steps for housing policy in Scotland with Margaret Burgess MSP, Minister for Housing and Welfare, The Scottish Government; Tom Barclay, Chair, RICS Scottish Housing Commission; Chairman, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Scotland and Chief Executive, Clyde Valley Housing Association; Dr Robert Black, Chair, Housing and Wellbeing Commission; Professor Kenneth Gibb, Director, Policy Scotland and Professor in Housing Economics, University of Glasgow; and speakers confirmed from Homes for Scotland and the Scottish Housing Regulator and John Blackwood, Scottish Association of … Read full story