Chris posted this wee snippet of interestingness about the possibilities of a Scottish Greenbelt.
You might have missed the informal session at the Festival but we’re investigating the possibility of a Scottish version of Greenbelt. Many Scots don’t come to the Festival because there is no August Bank Holiday and they don’t want to take their children out of school. There are no definite plans, but there was enough enthusiasm from the session to want to take a further look with anyone who might be interested in getting involved in supporting, planning, volunteering or even just attending a Greenbelt Scotland*. You don’t need to be Scottish — some at the initial meeting came from the north of England, it might also appeal to the Irish to come across the water. If you are interested and would like to be kept informed of any plans, send an email to
greenbeltscotland [at] greenbelt [dot] org [dot] uk
So that we can keep in touch. Another meeting is planned in the Autumn somewhere in middle Scotland–we’ll keep you posted.
I’ve been talking to people about this for years. I think it would be amazing to have a Scottish Greenbelt and I think that some of the events like Crossover, The Big Saturday and the National Gathering have shown the potential for some decent numbers of Scots to gather for a festival type event.
I’ve emailed to join the list so I’ll keep you posted!