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Vision for Water Management in the City of Edinburgh
January 25, 2021
Vision for Water Management in the City of Edinburgh a joint document with SEPA and Scottish Water which is a major step change … Read full item

Pathfinder Carbon Calculator tool talk
January 18, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJgdIMKsjcA&feature=youtu.be This video, presented by Rachel Bailey Garden Design, is the recording of a presentation and demonstration of the Pathfinder 2.0, a carbon … Read full item

My Place Awards 2021 Open for Entries!
January 13, 2021
The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality.  The Awards honour projects that have excelled in … Read full item

Land Conversations – A New Vision for Land Use in Scotland: 6 Conversations
December 17, 2020
Over the course of six weeks, nearly 50 of the best-informed speakers on all aspects of rural land use will engage in … Read full item

Designing for a Changing Climate: Carbon Conscious Places Report Launch
September 23, 2020
Tue, 6 October 202014:00 – 15:00 BSTOnline event Scotland’s climate is changing. How Scotland’s places are planned can help futureproof against the more … Read full item

Business Support Programme – Expressions of Interest
September 17, 2020
The NLHF Business Support Programme has been developed by Museums Galleries Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, and greenspace Scotland to support heritage … Read full item

SEDA Conference and AGM
September 2, 2020
It’s just two weeks to SEDA’s first on-line conference, and you can now find the full details of each night on the … Read full item

STP Funding Finder August 2020
September 2, 2020
Scotland’s Towns Partnership have issued their finding finder for August 2020. The categories they are looking for funding in are as follows: … Read full item

NPF4 Analysis of Responses to Call for Ideas – Now Available
August 19, 2020
The NPF4 independent Analysis on Responses to the Call for Ideas and Executive Summary are now complete and available to view. This report and the individual … Read full item

RIAS Convention 2020: WITH THE GRAIN
August 11, 2020
Monday 28th September – Friday 2nd OctoberOnline event Tickets can be booked here WITH THE GRAIN will bring architects, built environment professionals and the … Read full item

Doors Open Day 2020
August 4, 2020
DOORS OPEN DAYS 2020 is going digital! Scotland’s biggest free festival of architecture will present its largest ever digital offering this September, as … Read full item

Edinburgh Architectural Association Employee Owned Practice Seminar
August 4, 2020
Wed, 5 August 202018:00 – 20:00 BST Online Event Within the profession there is growing interest in changing to an employee owned structure. … Read full item

SNH Consultation on draft guidance on Landscape Sensitivity Assessment
August 4, 2020
SNH is consulting on draft guidance for landscape sensitivity assessments.  It is technical guidance primarily aimed at landscape architects who would undertake landscape … Read full item

STP Funding Finder July 2020
July 28, 2020
Scotland’s Towns Partnership have issued their finding finder for June 2020. The categories they are looking for funding in are as follows: … Read full item

Greenspace Scotland’s new guidance on managing Scotland’s parks and greenspaces during covid-19
July 28, 2020
Greenspace Scotland and The National Lottery Heritage Fund have launched a new guide today to help local authorities and other greenspace managers … Read full item

Landscape Architect for Covid victims Memorial Garden
July 16, 2020
The Herald have started a campaign to create a memorial gardens for victims of the COVID19 virus. The Landscape Institute Scotland would … Read full item

Landscape Sensitivity Assessment Guidance – Consultation
July 14, 2020
SNH has had a long-standing commitment to develop guidance on producing landscape sensitivity studies.  This builds on the 2010 review and the … Read full item

STP Funding Finder June 2020
July 1, 2020
Scotland’s Towns Partnership have issued their finding finder for June 2020. The categories they are looking for funding in are as follows: COVID-19RegenerationEnvironmentEnergyHealthy … Read full item

Patrick Geddes – the UK’s First Landscape Architect
May 12, 2020
Tom Turner, in a FOLAR/MERL lecture, argues that the principles of the landscape urbanism approach to planning and design grew from a … Read full item

NPF4 Response From the Scottish Landscape Alliance
April 28, 2020
The Scottish Landscape Alliance have published their response to the National Planning Framework response. This can be read in full here … Read full item

FOLAR: The Landscape Hour
April 15, 2020
FOLAR (The Friends Of the Landscape Archive at Reading) presents The Landscape Hour, a series of nine online lectures at 7pm every … Read full item

BALI Scotland Regional AGM 2020 and Recycling Plant Tour
March 11, 2020
Venue: SRUC Oatridge CampusDate: 26th March 2020Location :Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, Mid Lothian, EH52 6NHOpening times: 2:30pm – 6.00pm The Scottish regional committee invites … Read full item

RIAS Inclusive Design Seminar
March 10, 2020
Date: Tuesday 28 April 2020Time: 13.15 – 17.00Venue: Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BGCost: £20 – £30 + booking … Read full item

Sustainable Design Solutions in Response to the Climate Crisis
February 25, 2020
A symposium for the garden and landscape design and build industry Thursday 14 May 2020 From 9.30 to 4.30 pm Cost: Free … Read full item

Integrative placemaking – addressing the ‘silos’ with collaborative approaches
January 15, 2020
February 28 @ 8:30 am – 6:15 pm The places we live and work in are formed by an amalgam of policies, designs … Read full item

Scottish winners at the LI awards
December 4, 2019
The LIS would like to congratulate all Scottish practices and members who were winners and specially recognised at the LI Awards this … Read full item

Edinburgh P2C Study Group
December 3, 2019
Helen Willey of Optimised Environments in Edinburgh is running a P2C study group that is currently open to new members. The group … Read full item

Scotland’s Towns Week 2019
November 14, 2019
Scotland’s Towns Week is this 18-24 November! This is the annual celebration of the nation’s towns and city districts as well as … Read full item

The Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards
November 14, 2019
AALDA 2020 – Seeking Nominations for Landscape Award The Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) is a bi-annual award scheme, currently in … Read full item

International School Grounds Alliance Conference, Stirling 2020
November 14, 2019
National school grounds charity, Learning through Landscapes (LtL) is to host an international conference on outdoor learning and play in September 2020. … Read full item

The Howard Liddell Memorial Lecture 2019 – the legacy of Sherry Arnstein
November 6, 2019
Is Scotland’s housing fit for purpose? THURSDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2019 Old College – G.159 – MacLaren Stuart Room Edinburgh University 6pm till 9pm … Read full item

Scotland’s Learning Estate Conference
September 25, 2019
This years Education Buildings Scotland Conference will explore the theme of ‘Scotland’s Learning Estate – Connecting People, Places and Learning’. For full … Read full item

OPIT Climate Change Impacts Guide: Launch Event
September 18, 2019
OCT 08 OPIT Climate Change Impacts Guide: Launch Event by Historic Environment Scotland FollowFree Actions and Detail Panel   OPIT Climate Change Impacts Guide: Launch Event Tue, October 8, 2019, … Read full item

The David Skinner Memorial Lecture 2019
September 18, 2019
The annual David Skinner Memorial Lecture will be taking place on Wednesday the 23rd of October from 7pm in the Main Lecture … Read full item

Changing Places – Collaborating to make a difference – RTPI Scotland Annual Conference 2019
September 10, 2019
The new Planning Act, the Place Principle, the Place Standard and community planning show that public policy and planning practice in Scotland … Read full item

Climate Change Impacts Guide Launch
September 3, 2019
With the launch of the Climate Change Impacts Guide on the 8th of October drawing ever closer, a celebration of its launch has … Read full item

Cross-Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment
September 3, 2019
The Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment debate and discussion on Housing and Liveable Cities. The Meeting will take place in … Read full item

Japanese Gardens talk
August 20, 2019
Yoko Kawaguchi, will be coming to Edinburgh and make two presentations on aspects of Japanese gardens to the Japanese Gardens Society. Yoko … Read full item

Update on Scotland’s Landscape Alliance
August 20, 2019
Scotland’s Landscape Alliance have issued an update on their recent activities. You can view this update here. Follow Read full item

Vestre After Work event
August 20, 2019
Vestre is pleased to be holding their first Scottish Pop-Up After Work event at Barras Art & Design on Thursday 5th September 2019. We hope … Read full item

Job Vacancy: Lecturer in Garden and Greenspace Design
August 14, 2019
SRUC is looking for a new lecturer in garden and greenspace design. SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest … Read full item

Future Planning, Designing Places in a Climate Emergency
August 7, 2019
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT – BOOKINGS OPEN Future Planning: Designing Places in a Climate Emergency Tuesday 8th October 2019, University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow Continuing … Read full item

RSA Architecture Forum 2019 – Our Place on Earth
July 31, 2019
Our Place on Earth This year’s RSA Forum will challenge the popular idea that ‘people make places’ by demonstrating that our ‘place on … Read full item

Your Town: Clean, Green, Sustainable and Healthier
July 23, 2019
AUGUST 27, 2019 AT 1:30PM – 4:30PM Join Scotland’s Towns Partnership to discuss the importance of creating and promoting spaces for active and … Read full item

Landscape Competition in France
July 9, 2019
The ‘Art and jardins – Hauts-de-France’ association and the « Mission du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale » (French World War One Centennial Commission) … Read full item

RTPI Scotland Annual Conference
July 9, 2019
Changing Places – collaborating to make a difference 1 October 2019 / Glasgow RTPI Scotland This year’s conference aims to take a detailed look at … Read full item

Education Buildings Scotland Awards Dinner
July 3, 2019
The Education Buildings Scotland Awards Dinner is a black tie event and takes place at 19.00 on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at … Read full item

FutureTown Design Competition 2019
June 19, 2019
FutureTown Design 2019: Open for Applications! What changes would you like to see in your town or city neighbourhood? How could your … Read full item

Creating a buzz in development – how can developers help Scotland’s pollinators?
June 18, 2019
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 Battleby Conference Centre, Perth, PH1 3EW Who is it for? The development and environment sectors, encompassing planners, consultants, architects, landscape architects, … Read full item

Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture 2019
June 5, 2019
The Future of our Cities and the Role of Planning Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture 2019   27 June 2019 / Edinburgh Andrew Carter, Chief Executive … Read full item

SNH Landscape Character Assessment Workshop
June 5, 2019
In February 2019 SNH published a reviewed national Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) in digital format on its website. LCA is the process … Read full item

A Landscape of One’s Own?
June 4, 2019
Recently, a growing interest in feminist research in landscape design has been demonstrated in the work of landscape architecture students at Edinburgh … Read full item

Architecture Fringe 2019
May 22, 2019
The Architecture Fringe festival is back for 2019 with a whole host of events based around design, planning and place. Below is … Read full item

Planning for Great Places webinar
May 22, 2019
Wind farm visualisations  – Wednesday, June 5, 13.00 Host: Brendan Turvey (Strategic Planning Manager – Renewables) This session will provide a recap on the ‘Visual … Read full item

Scottish Universities Green Infrastructure Research Group report
May 16, 2019
LIS committee member, Nick Bowen, attended the most recent Scottish Universities Green Infrastructure Research Group conference and has reported back for the … Read full item

SNH Landscape Character Assessment Workshop
May 12, 2019
In February 2019 Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) published a reviewed national Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) in digital format on its website. LCA … Read full item

SuDSsource – the 2019 National SuDS Conference
April 30, 2019
SuDSsource provides opportunities for occasional SuDS focused Conferences and a forum for new ideas and conversation. Following successful events in 2012 and … Read full item

Architecture Fringe 2019 – Lighthouse Takeover
April 17, 2019
This year’s core programme exploring the In Real Life provocation will see the Architecture Fringe production team take over The Lighthouse in central Glasgow for the whole of June. … Read full item

Green Plan It 2019
April 16, 2019
Want to inspire the next generation to grow? RHS looking for volunteers from the horticultural industry to mentor small teams of 12-14 year … Read full item

Loch Lomond and Trossachs draft Trees and Woodland Strategy
April 16, 2019
Share your views Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park have published a draft Trees and Woodland Strategy for public consultation and we … Read full item

Cross Party Group on Rural Policy – 12th March Meeting report
April 1, 2019
The Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy met on Tuesday, 12th March 2019.   The topic of the meeting was … Read full item

SNH Planning for Great Places Webinar Series
March 28, 2019
SNH is delivering a series of ‘Planning for Great Places’ webinars, covering various development and natural heritage related topics. These 30 minute webinars … Read full item

IUCN consulting on global standard for Nature Based Solutions
March 14, 2019
The aim of this standard is to mainstream NBS beyond the conservation sector, whilst ensuring the term continues to be used in … Read full item

Review papers: Urban ecosystem services
March 14, 2019
An American research team engages with the challenges and opportunities inherent in managing urban forests, focusing on the potential of an ecosystem-based … Read full item

Making better Policies and Plans for Green Infrastructure : A Self Assessment Checklist
March 14, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019 1:00 pm In order to integrate local planning processes with environment policy throughout the UK new ways of working … Read full item

March 14, 2019
Thursday 25th April  Room 1.264, UoE School of Law, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL 6pm – 9pm Come and watch a most amazing documentary film about … Read full item

Scottish Natural Heritage short film competition: Why invest in nature?
March 11, 2019
Welcome to our competition! This is a short film contest for young people aged 16-30 about why businesses should invest in nature. … Read full item

Scotland’s Place Leadership Summit
February 27, 2019
Scotland’s Place Leadership Summit was designed by Corra Foundation and Scotland’s Towns Partnership, with support from Scottish Government. As three organisations with an … Read full item

Supporting the Architecture Fringe 2019
February 27, 2019
Why support the Architecture Fringe? Hello! Would you like to be a part of Scotland’s largest festival of architecture – the Architecture Fringe … Read full item

Infrastructure Commission appointed
February 26, 2019
Group to look at 30 year strategy for Scotland’s infrastructure needs. An independent commission to advise on a 30 year strategy for infrastructure … Read full item

8th Annual Integrated Land Use Conference 2019 – Conflict Management
February 26, 2019
The Integrated Land Use Conference began in 2012 with the aim to bring together our land use-based students from across the Highlands … Read full item

New SNH Landscape Charcater Assessment web pages now published
February 20, 2019
In the European Landscape Convention definition ‘Landscape’ means an area, as perceived by people, whose visual features and character are the result of the action … Read full item

Design Council launches Inclusive Environments CPD
February 13, 2019
Design Council’s free online Inclusive Environments CPD is launched today. Built environment professionals will benefit from completing this one-hour course, providing them … Read full item

Social housing and green infrastructure design fund launched
February 13, 2019
SFHA are working in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, Architecture and Design Scotland and Scottish Government to support more innovative, greener designs … Read full item

Scottish Land Commission champions engagement process for successful land management
February 12, 2019
A new Protocol and toolkit that sets out practical advice on how landowners, land managers and communities can work together to make … Read full item

My Place Awards and My Place Photography Competition
February 12, 2019
My Place Scotland have opened nominations for their 2019 awards To find out more about how to nominate work for the 2019 My … Read full item

Scottish Government Action Against Flooding
February 12, 2019
£713,000 to increase community resilience Communities across Scotland will benefit from more than £700,000 additional funding to improve flood protection. This includes £300,000 to … Read full item

National Lottery Heritage Fund Unveils Plans for the Next Five years
February 12, 2019
National Lottery Heritage Fund – A major devolution of decision-making across the whole of the UK is at the heart of new … Read full item

Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Presentation and AGM
February 12, 2019
Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2019 at 12:15PM – 2:00PM Venue: The Usual Place, Academy Street, Dumfries. DG1 1BZ Organiser: RTPI Scotland Hear McNabb Laurie give … Read full item

Culture & Business Fund Scotland – Perth Roadshow
January 30, 2019
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RSA Edinburgh Area: Shaping New Places Through the Human-Centred Smart City
January 30, 2019
Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 18:00 – 19:45 Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Edinburgh TICKETS CAN BE BOOKED HERE How can the ‘Smart City’ be … Read full item

Local Place Plan Survey
January 29, 2019
The Planning (Scotland) Bill will give communities the right to develop proposals for the development and use of land through a new … Read full item

Scotland’s Towns Partnership Funding Finder January 2019
January 29, 2019
If you are looking for funding for your project or organisation, the Scotland’s Towns Partnership funding document is a good place to … Read full item

Landscape and Social Value Workshops
January 29, 2019
Announcing Landscape and Social Value workshops to aid in the development of SESARF, Tuesday 5th February. SESARF stands for South East Scotland Archaeological … Read full item

Help shape the future of the River Clyde and Govan-Partick
December 5, 2018
As part of the implementation of the City Development Plan, ‘Strategic Development Frameworks’ (SDFs) are being prepared for 6 areas of major … Read full item

RIBA House of the Year 2018
December 4, 2018
Lochside House by HaysomWardMiller Architects has won RIBA House of the Year 2018. Lochside House is a modest, sustainable home which sits in a … Read full item

Regeneration Plan for Nairn Wins National ‘Future Town’ Design Competition
December 4, 2018
A plan to revitalise the Highland town of Nairn has been voted by the public as winner of the national ‘FutureTown’ Design … Read full item

Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning
December 4, 2018
The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are one of the Government’s most prestigious awards. They celebrate achievements in planning, from the detail … Read full item

Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland
December 4, 2018
Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy has launched ‘Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2018’, The new magazine celebrates the best of Scotland’s Archaeology and shows how Scotland’s … Read full item

Understanding Scotland’s New Planning Act: What do you need to know about the new planning system?
December 4, 2018
OVERVIEW View Conference Agenda The Scottish Government’s new Planning Act for Scotland has reached Stage 2 consideration in the Scottish Parliament and is expected … Read full item

Scottish Towns Partnership Funding Finder November 2018
November 28, 2018
Scottish Towns Partnership have released a Funding Finder document on Regeneration, Environment, Energy, Healthy Towns, Culture and Arts, Employment and Training, Innovation and … Read full item

The Liveable City Conference 2018
November 20, 2018
The Liveable City – Edinburgh 13/14/15 November 2018 More and more people live in ever larger cities around the world. It creates a host … Read full item

AGM & Debate: Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment
November 20, 2018
This event is FREE but places are limited. Please register your interest in EventBrite Linda Fabiani MSP, invites you to attend the AGM … Read full item

Education Buildings Scotland 2018
November 20, 2018
Date: 21 – 22 November 2018 Venue: EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE Education Buildings Scotland Exhibition, Conference and Awards Dinner … Read full item

Green Infrastructure, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Human Health: A Review
November 15, 2018
This review paper comes recommended by the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit Purpose of the Review: In a growing trend, cities around the world … Read full item

SUDS Working Group update
November 15, 2018
NATIONAL SUD WORKING PARTY UPDATE FOR LIS MEMBERS Scottish Water are launching an update of their design manual – Sewers for Scotland 4.0 … Read full item

Realising the gains from natural connections – EcoCoLife conference 2018
November 15, 2018
Thursday, December 6th, 2018 STEP Scotland, Stirling, FK7 7RP, Scotland This conference celebrates the near completion of the EU LIFE supported EcoCoLife project and … Read full item

Wellbeing as Foundation for Learning: Education Buildings Scotland Conference 2018
November 15, 2018
In one week’s time The Education Buildings Scotland Conference will bring together different sectors across the learning estate to celebrate what works … Read full item

Active Travel Conference 2019
November 15, 2018
Call for Content! Walking Cycling Connecting Communities National Active Travel Conference will take place on 12 June 2019, at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange. Following the … Read full item

Howard Liddell Memorial Lecture; Eco Max 4
November 8, 2018
Sandy Liddell Halliday will share Howard’s enthusiasm about Ian McHarg – the Scottish Landscape Architect and pioneer of regional planning using natural … Read full item

The Liveable City Conference
November 8, 2018
The Royal Danish Embassy in the UK, together with the RIAS and Architecture & Design Scotland are hosting a series of seminars … Read full item

Community Empowerment and Landscape
November 8, 2018
Date: Monday 3rd December 2018, from 15:00 – 17:30. Venue: ECCI, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ. BEFS is pleased to be holding this event, … Read full item

Glasgow Open Space Strategy
October 25, 2018
The City Council has published a Consultative Draft Open Space Strategy (OSS) (www.glasgow.gov.uk/ossconsultation) for Glasgow. The Draft OSS sets out the ways … Read full item

Cross Party Group on Towns Meeting: Clean, Green, Sustainable Towns
October 25, 2018
DECEMBER 05, 2018 AT 12:30PM – 2PM Join STP and town stakeholders for the next meeting of the CPG on Towns and Town Centres on … Read full item

SNH Updates
October 17, 2018
Coastal Character Assessment  SNH have published guidance on how to undertake coastal characterisation to complement their terrestrial landscape character assessment guidance. Coastal character assessments can help … Read full item

SEDA’s 4th Howard Liddell Memorial Lecture
October 16, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018 6:00 PM  9:30 PM Lecture Theatre, G.03, University of Edinburgh (map) THE LIFE & LEGACY OF IAN MCHARG – THE GENESIS OF URBAN … Read full item

Cockburn Annual Lecture – The Role of Urban Ecology in the Future of Edinburgh
October 16, 2018
Tickets for this event should be booked through EventBrite How should Edinburgh grow? Recently published population projections suggest that Edinburgh will grow by … Read full item

Architecture Fringe Monthly Meet Up
October 16, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:15 AM  1:00 PM Custom Lane (map) Join the Architecture Fringe at Custom Lane for the October meet-up! These free-to-attend monthly meet-ups are … Read full item

The Physical Space: Attractive, Active, Accessible Places for All
October 9, 2018
Connected Towns Part 1 – The Physical Space The Physical Space: Attractive, Active, Accessible Places for All This session on 24 October will help … Read full item

ESALA Win Best International Landscape School Prize at the Barcelona Biennial
October 2, 2018
The LIS is thrilled to announce that the Landscape Architecture school at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture as part … Read full item

Historic Environment Policy
October 2, 2018
Formal consultation is now open for Historic Environment Scotland’s draft policy for historic environment-related planning issues. Communities, local authorities, developers and heritage … Read full item

Scotland’s First Tree Fetsival
October 2, 2018
Scotland’s first Tree Festival takes root The wonderfully diverse world of trees is about to be celebrated for the first  time, as the … Read full item

Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019-29
October 2, 2018
Diverse and versatile forests and woodlands are located across Scotland and serve both our rural and urban communities; they are valuable natural … Read full item

Community Empowerment and Landscape Report
September 19, 2018
Community Land Scotland and INHERIT have published their Community Empowerment and Landscape research report. The report examines significant institutional and other barriers … Read full item

Doors Open Day 2018
September 11, 2018
This September, Doors Open Day will be coming to lots of places around Scotland. You can find full listings of everything happening … Read full item

Staying ahead of the curve – Glasgow’s 21st Century buildings of learning
September 5, 2018
Over 130,000 students from 135 different countries have chosen Glasgow as their place of study. What are the planning and urban design … Read full item

Scotland 2050: RTPI Annual Conference
September 4, 2018
Context National Planning Framework 4 will set out a vision for how Scotland should be planned over the next 20 to 30 years. … Read full item

Young People and Placemaking – Cross Party Group on Architecture
August 29, 2018
The Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment aims to maintain a forum of MSPs and others to promote … Read full item

Plant Biosecurity: Oak Processionary Moth Issue
August 22, 2018
In response to recent interceptions of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) (Thaumetopoea processionea) on larger imported oak trees, new import and movement controls … Read full item

Piper’s Peace – Scottish Winners of the Gardens for Peace project
August 15, 2018
The LIS is delighted to announce that Edinburgh based landscape architects Anna Rhodes (Young Planting Designer Finalist at RHS Taton 2017) and … Read full item

Commonwealth Games Legacy
August 8, 2018
Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games Legacy – An RTPI West of Scotland Chapter Event August 2014 marked the close of the XX Commonwealth Games: the … Read full item

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative
July 4, 2018
How can you turn a Vision for landscape-scale working into Action through the power of uniting in partnership? Whether you are experienced in … Read full item

FutureTown Design Competition
June 26, 2018
A national design competition inviting people to submit innovative ideas for positive change in their town or city neighbourhood has been launched … Read full item

RHS Green Plan-It Challenge 2018
June 26, 2018
Call for RHS Green Plan It Challenge Mentors The RHS is on the lookout for people working in the horticulture industry across the … Read full item

Scottish Towns Partnership report
May 2, 2018
Sam Shaw attended the recent Scottish Towns Partnership and has written a report for the membership that can be viewed here. FollowRead full item

FCS Quarterly Tree Update
April 11, 2018
The Forestry Commission Scotland has published their quarterly tree update, including news on: P. ramorum Dendroctonus micans Launch of the Scottish Centre of Expertise for … Read full item

SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshop
April 10, 2018
Successful approaches to regenerating Scotland’s places: SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshop – 31st May This free half-day SURF Awards workshop event in the Portal Townhouse … Read full item

Creating health, wealth and happiness in your town – a Scottish Town’s Partnership workshop
April 10, 2018
STP Workshop: Creating Health, Wealth and Happiness in Your Town 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Wednesday 25th April 2018. Architectire & Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, … Read full item

CSGN Annual Forum
April 3, 2018
‘Children, Young People + Greenspace = A Healthy Equation’ CSGN Launch Annual Forum The importance of greenspace for young people is set to be … Read full item

Architecture Fringe: Final Saturday Meet Up
April 3, 2018
The last Architecture Fringe open meet-up will be at Out Of The Blue in Edinburgh on Saturday 7th April 2018. Please note … Read full item

Gardens for Peace
March 29, 2018
The Gardens of Peace project consists of creating around fifteen perennial gardens in 2018 on the theme of peace in the Hauts-de-France … Read full item

National Parks Conference
February 20, 2018
The SCNP are holding their annual conference and AGM on Friday the 20th of April from 10:30am till 4:00pm at the Smith … Read full item

Architecture Fringe March Meetup
February 13, 2018
The next open Architecture Fringe meet-up will be at The Lighthouse in Glasgow on Saturday 3rd March 2018, 10:15am for a 10:30pm start til … Read full item

Architecture and Design Scotland is looking for new Board members
February 13, 2018
Do you want to help shape Scotland’s built environment? Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to two new Board members of Architecture … Read full item

Architecture Fringe 2018 – February Meet Up
February 1, 2018
Join Architecture Fringe for a morning of good ideas, good chat and good people this Saturday at the February meet-up for the Architecture … Read full item

BIM & Digital Transformation Scotland 2018- Towards a Digital Built Scotland
January 25, 2018
FutureScot is delighted to announce BIM & Digital Transformation Scotland 2018- Towards a Digital Built Scotland, a full-day conference examining Scotland’s ‘digital revolution’ for … Read full item

EAA CPD: Planning Applications
January 25, 2018
EAA CPD : Planning Applications Date: Wednesday the 21st of February. 6pm till 7pm Location: Room G.06. University of Edinburgh Guidance on National Standards for … Read full item

Mackentosh 150
January 25, 2018
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of famed Glaswegian designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow Mackintosh Group is hosting a year long programme … Read full item

The David Skinner Memorial Lecture 2018
January 25, 2018
This year the David Skinner Memorial Lecture will be given by Henry Bava, co-founder of Agence Ter. It promises to be a … Read full item

Upcoming Pathway to Chartership courses
January 16, 2018
For anyone looking for some guidance with upcoming P2C exams, Landscape:LED and the LI will be running courses over the next few … Read full item

CSGN Young Person’s Travel Grant
January 16, 2018
The High Line in New York, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Bosco Verticale in Milan are just some of the world-renowned examples of green infrastructure … Read full item

RHS Community Outreach with Saheliya, Glasgow
December 14, 2017
Landscape Architect and designer Anca Panait of AHR has been working in partnership with (RHS) Scotland as part of their 2017 Greening … Read full item

October 24, 2017
CSGNT are looking for examples of greening projects in Edinburgh that can be used as case studies in the new EU research … Read full item

ECA Landscape Architecture Graduate wins prestigious European Award
October 3, 2017
The LIS is delighted to report that Peter Kennedy, who graduated from the MSc Landscape Architecture Programme in June 2016 with distinction, … Read full item

ESALA Exhibitions – ECA Degree Show 2017
September 26, 2017
In June the Landscape Architecture Department at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) held its annual exhibition as part … Read full item

Density Well Done and Walkable Communities
September 14, 2017
Date: 24 October 2017 Time: 10.00 – 16.30 Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Edinburgh Organiser: Paths for All Price: £135 Booking: tickets can be purchased online Event … Read full item

River Restoration Workshop
September 13, 2017
There remains the urgent need to improve water quality in Scotland despite what Brexit may ultimately throw at us. Restoring watercourses to … Read full item

RTPI Scotland SPEL Conference 2017
September 5, 2017
The Scottish Planning & Environmental Law (SPEL) Conference 2017 Thursday 21 September, Edinburgh   Anticipating and Preparing for Change The 26th SPEL Conference takes place in … Read full item

My Town, The New Town
August 30, 2017
The RTPI West of Scotland have announced their upcoming talk – My Town, The New Town – looking at the history of … Read full item

European Dark Sky Places Conference
August 29, 2017
In September this year ‘It’s More Than Just Light’ – the first European Dark Sky Places conference will be held in Scotland, … Read full item

RTPI Scotland Annual Conference 2017
August 22, 2017
The Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland will be hosting their annual conference on Tuesday, 3rd of October 2017 at the COSLA Conference Centre in … Read full item

Green Plan It Challenge
July 18, 2017
The Green Plan It Challenge is a programme for secondary school students aged between 12-14 to creatively connect with and be inspired … Read full item

Architecture Fringe and the Edinburgh Festival
July 5, 2017
The Architecture Fringe is already underway and the Edinburgh Festival is coming up. There are a huge number of events across these two festivals that the … Read full item

Tesco Bags for Help
July 5, 2017
Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to … Read full item

50 Years of Conservation Planning
June 8, 2017
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation would like to invite you to their event – 50 Years of Conservation Planning. The event … Read full item

RTPI West Scotland Chapter – integrating health issues with updated EIA Regulations
May 31, 2017
The slides from the RTPI West Scotland Chapter event on integrating health issues with the updated EIA Regulations can be downloaded below: 2017 EIA … Read full item

‘From the past to the future: towards a new paradigm in landscape and environment’ – Thursday, 1st June 2017
May 13, 2017
In 2016, Brian and Sue Evans published ‘Growing Awareness: How green consciousness can change perceptions and places.’ The book distils the research … Read full item

Planning in Scotland: Delivering a 360 Degree Planning System
May 9, 2017
This conference discusses the Scottish Government’s plans to legislate to develop a Scottish planning system which is more strategic and enabling, better … Read full item

SGP event – Cherished Places – making the most of your local landscape designation
May 9, 2017
Battleby Conference Centre, Thursday 31 August 2017 SNH and HES consulted on Local Landscape Areas draft guidance in early 2017 and will publish … Read full item

Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture 2017
May 3, 2017
This year’s RTPI Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture will be held on Wednesday the 7th of June from 5:45pm to 8:15pm at … Read full item

Seeding Success: Learning from Stalled Spaces Scotland
May 2, 2017
Join Architecture and Design Scotland for a free one-day learning event to explore how communities have used vacant spaces to transform their … Read full item

Tracking Scotland’s Changing Landscape – Scotland’s Landscape Monitoring Programme
April 19, 2017
A new way of tracking and reporting on Scotland’s ever-changing landscapes was launched by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) on Wednesday, 12th April … Read full item

2017 Central Scotland Green Network Forum
April 11, 2017
2017 Central Scotland Green Network Forum How green infrastructure is transforming the way we live 15 June 2017 – John McIntyre Conference Facility, Edinburgh This … Read full item

Old and New Towns of Edinburgh WHS Management Plan – draft for public consultation
April 6, 2017
I’m delighted to let you know that the draft Management Plan for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site … Read full item

Place Standard Workshop
March 31, 2017
The Royal Town Planning Institute are holding a Place Standard Workshop. This event objectives are to develop the capacity of relevant Community Planning … Read full item

World Landscape Architecture Month 2017
March 29, 2017
April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), an international celebration of landscape architecture. WLAM introduces the profession to the public by highlighting … Read full item

Pathway to Chartership Seminar Day
March 28, 2017
An exclusive opportunity to attend a Pathway to Chartership Seminar Day, organised by the Yorkshire and Humber Branch. The Day includes a … Read full item

BALI Scotland Regional AGM 2017 – Tour of Horatio’s Garden Glasgow & presentation by sponsor Green Urban Blue
March 3, 2017
Venue – Horatio’s Garden Tour – 1345 Govan Rd, Govan, Glasgow G51 4TF Presentation and AGM – Fairfield Govan Heritage Centre & Workspace, … Read full item

Upcoming webinar – Changes to the EIA Regulations
February 28, 2017

Gardens Trust Conference: Mid to Late C20 Designed Landscapes: Overlooked, undervalued and at risk?
February 22, 2017
This Gardens Trust conference aims to promote the understanding and significance of mid to late C20 designed landscapes – those laid out … Read full item

HES Launches Online Historic Designations Map
February 17, 2017
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a new online historic designations online database and searchable map, which enables users to search for designated … Read full item

Scottish Government Consults on Land Rights & Responsibilities Statement
February 17, 2017
A consultation on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, which is a set of principles with an overarching vision that will guide … Read full item

SNH Visual Representation of Wind Farms Guidance V2.2 – February 2017
February 14, 2017
SNH have published the revised version of their Visual Representation of Wind Farms Guidance. Background to Version 2.2, and past versions of … Read full item

Learning from Larbert Woods – an asset for health improvement at the NHS Forth Valley Royal Hospital Estate
February 10, 2017
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 1 pm to 2 pm. The Larbert Woods Project has transformed woodland and greenspace surrounding the new Forth Valley … Read full item

SNH Publish Technical Guidance for Assessment of Impacts on Wild Land Areas
January 27, 2017
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have published Technical Guidance for the Assessment of Impacts on Wild Land Areas in Scotland, along with accompanying … Read full item

Glasgow’s Draft Housing Strategy 2017-2022
January 16, 2017
Glasgow City Council, as part of its City Centre Strategy, is to develop a residential strategy for the area.  Glasgow city centre … Read full item

The David Skinner Memorial Lecture
January 10, 2017
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SNH & HES Consultation on Local Landscape Area (LLA) Guidance
December 22, 2016
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are currently consulting on revised guidance on Local Landscape Areas (LLAs). The revised guidance … Read full item

Malcolm Fraser Lecture
December 19, 2016
Help make a Vision for Edinburgh In celebrating James Craig New Town 250th anniversary. we ask ourselves what are we, the current generation, … Read full item

Greener Gardens
November 21, 2016
GREENER GARDENS PROJECT AIMS TO GROW IN NORTH LANARKSHIRE Part of an innovative project that will provide free water butts to 80 new … Read full item

UK Plant Health Guidance – Xylella fastidiosa
November 8, 2016
In mid-September, a highly informative three-day event was held on the bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa at the Science and Advice for Scottish … Read full item

SNH SGP Event – Onshore Renewables: Repowering the natural heritage considerations – 7th December 2016
October 25, 2016
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) Sharing Good Practice is a unique programme of events for people from a wide variety of sectors, including … Read full item

Event on planning law in Edinburgh
October 13, 2016
JHplanning and the Improvement Service are running an event covering elements of planning law in Edinburgh on the 3rd of November 2016. Overview Planning … Read full item

BALI Scotland Networking and Professional Development Event
September 28, 2016
Kindly hosted by long term BALI supporters CED, the night provides a fantastic opportunity to see the new developments at the CED … Read full item

Ian Ritchie Lecture with Vision for Edinburgh Workshop
September 27, 2016
Professor Ian Ritchie CBE RA Hon FRIAS Including contributions from associated professional bodies.   In the first of a series of new lectures and workshops … Read full item

Biodiversity – Design with Nature
September 27, 2016
Scottish Natural Heritage have announced a Sharing Good Practice event titled Biodiversity – Design with Nature. Improving the design, planning and construction of the … Read full item

New E-SCAPE website
September 27, 2016
E-SCAPE, the student association for Landscape Architecture within the University of Edinburgh, have launched their new website. You can take a look … Read full item

New NRS Forest Science seminars programme announced
September 23, 2016
Forest Research have announced a new series of seminars, starting at the University of St Andrews where Nick Hanley will be presenting “Estimating … Read full item

Scottish Design Awards 2016 – Winners Announced
September 16, 2016
Now in its 19th year the Scottish Design Awards reward top architecture firms and design agencies for their contribution to the country’s historic … Read full item

Open Space 2021 Consultation
September 13, 2016
HELP SHAPE FUTURE OF EDINBURGH’S OPEN SPACES Edinburgh’s communities are invited to comment on Edinburgh’s draft Open Space Strategy, which sets out Edinburgh’s … Read full item

Making Space 2016: Our Space award
August 29, 2016
Children in Scotland in association with The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, as part of the Festival of Architecture 2016, has … Read full item

RTPI Scotland Annual Conference – Empowering Planning, Transforming Spaces
August 26, 2016
Planning is going through a time of change. The Independent Review of the Scottish Planning System has outlined the potential of the … Read full item

SepTimber – a CPD series looking at timber in construction
August 16, 2016
This September A&DS Material Considerations: A Library of Sustainable Building Materials, are teaming up with Forestry Commission Scotland and Wood for Good  and  Edinburgh Napier University present this … Read full item

1st International UK BIM Academic Forum Conference
August 10, 2016
The 1st UK BIM Academic Forum (BAF) Conference will be hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University, 13th-15th September 2016. The conference aims to … Read full item

Review of the Scottish Planning System
July 20, 2016
In September 2015, an independent panel was appointed by Scottish Ministers to review the Scottish planning system. The report of the panel, … Read full item

Landscape Institute EGM – Vote by Friday, 22nd July 2016
July 15, 2016
If you are a CMLI or Fellow, you are eligible to vote in relation to changes in Landscape Institute governance. Just over a year ago, … Read full item

Landscape Institute Archives: MERL Report 2013 – 2016
July 14, 2016
The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at the University of Reading has published a summary report for the years 2013-2016 on … Read full item

Capability Brown – His Legacy In Scotland
July 8, 2016
In honour of his 300th birthday, Scotland’s Garden & Landscape Heritage are running a festival to celebrate the life and works of Lancelot … Read full item

Outlook: Exploring Geddes in the 21st Century
July 5, 2016
Planning Aid Scotland (PAS) has announced an upcoming interactive conference titled Outlook: Exploring Geddes in the New Century, which will be taking … Read full item

AD&S Best of the Best Exhibition: Midsummer Gathering – Tuesday, 21st June
June 14, 2016
See things in a new light on the longest day of the year: join Architecture & Design Scotland and partners to celebrate … Read full item

The 2016 Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture
May 13, 2016
Copenhagen: A City for People by Tina Saaby, City Architect, Copenhagen   On 15 June 2016 at Surgeons’ Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh   Tina Saaby has … Read full item

Specifi Landscape Event, Edinburgh – Wednesday, 15th June 2016
May 12, 2016
Specifi Landscape bring their unique event to the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Wednesday, 15th June 2016. It has all the ingredients for a … Read full item

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Degree Show 2016
May 11, 2016
The Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Degree Show 2016 will take place between Saturday, 28th May and Sunday, 5th June, with advanced … Read full item

Proxy votes for Landscape Institute EGM
May 3, 2016
PROXY VOTES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5PM ON  THURSDAY THE 5TH OF MAY By now you will have received various information about the … Read full item

New LI Technical Information Notes Published
May 3, 2016
The Landscape Institute (LI) Technical Committee have recently published three new Technical Information Notes: New Homes Standards Ecosystem Services and Ecosystem Service Frameworks … Read full item

The Institute of Environment and Recreation Management & World Urban Parks annual congress
April 28, 2016
The Institute of Environment and Recreation Management together with World Urban Parks will be hosting its annual Congress from Monday 26 September … Read full item

LI Extraordinary General Meeting
April 25, 2016
LETTER FROM MARK SMEEDEN CHAIR LI YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER BRANCH TO BRANCH CHAIRS Dear fellow Branch Chairs, The forthcoming EGM is giving rise to … Read full item

Study day: Geddes, Gardens and Green Spaces
April 21, 2016
This event will be taking place on Friday the 13th of May at The Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh. Tickets can be … Read full item

Landscape:LED – Pathway to Chartership course
April 21, 2016
LANDSCAPE: LED – PATHWAY TO CHARTERSHIP COURSE Over two days the course will cover the fundamental principles of the professional landscape practice in … Read full item

Professional research seminar at the University of Stratclyde
April 20, 2016
For full information about this seminar, please see the University of Strathclyde website. To book your free ticket, please see the Eventbrite … Read full item

Office Location Working Group Report
April 18, 2016
A PDF copy of the redacted Office Location Working Group (OLWG) Report, prepared by TGP Landscape Architects in October 2015 can be … Read full item

University of Edinburgh announces MSc in Landscape and Wellbeing
March 23, 2016
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Landscape Institute Public Sector Working Group
March 23, 2016
Landscape Institute Public Sector Working Group has produced a  Public Sector Action Plan for 2016. The plan can be downloaded here. Follow Read full item

Specifi Landscape comes to Edinburgh
March 21, 2016
Specifi have announced a free CPD and networking event followed by dinner. To find out more please take a look at their … Read full item

SNH Draft Coastal Character Assessment Guidance Consultation
March 7, 2016
SNH is currently undertaking a consultation on the draft Coastal Character Assessment guidance produced by Carol Anderson Associates for SNH, which presents … Read full item

CSGN Community Project Fund 2016
February 22, 2016
Community projects working to improve their local greenspace can now apply to the CSGN Community Project Fund 2016. For full details please see here … Read full item

Green Infrastructure Partnership newsletter
February 22, 2016
“Will devolution be good for green infrastructure? During the last few years the transfer of powers to Scotland has resulted in strong … Read full item

Upcoming David Skinner Memorial Lecture
February 22, 2016
We just wanted to remind all our members that the David Skinner Memorial Lecture is coming up soon, on Wednesday the 16th … Read full item

Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2016 Launched
January 26, 2016
Celebrating 80 years of Architecture – Kirsty Wark to chair 2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Nominations are now open for the 2016 Saltire Society … Read full item

Scottish Plant Health Strategy 2016-2021
January 26, 2016
The Scottish Government has unveiled a health strategy for plants going forward. You can view the strategy here as well as the … Read full item

West of Scotland RTPI AGM – Thursday, 28th January 2016
January 23, 2016
Urban Land Reform – Implications for Planning  Date & Time: Thursday, 28th January at 6pm Venue: Banker Suite, Mercure Hotel, 201 Ingram Street, Glasgow. Cost: Free for … Read full item

Shaping Landscape Seminar – Thursday, 25th February 2016
January 21, 2016
Download the flyer here: Invite Shaping Landscapes Seminar 25.02.16   Follow Read full item

UK Plant Health Guidance – Xylella fastidiosa
January 16, 2016
The Scottish Government Plant Health Service has issued guidance in respect of recent developments within the EU on Xylella fastidiosa. This guide is intended … Read full item

David Skinner Memorial Lecture – Wednesday, 16th March 2016
January 16, 2016
Join us at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture for the annual David Skinner Memorial Lecture with guest speaker Jacqueline Osty of Atelier … Read full item

Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment: A Manifesto for the Built Environment – LIS Contribution
January 6, 2016
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