Welcome to our Community page…

Here you can find information we have put together for the communities who took part in our ‘Woods In and Around Towns’ (WIAT) study. This large research project was carried out in collaboration with Forestry Commission Scotland and ran between 2013 and 2017.

Please watch our short animation, which explains what we did and what we found.

We also have an infographic, which highlights key points from the study.

Study Summary
You can download a summary of the study here.

Final Study Report
Our full report has been published and you can download it here.

We are also hosting some events at the end of March 2019 to present the results of the study and provide an opportunity to meet with some of the researchers and rangers involved in the project.

We will be hosting events at the following locations:
– Linwood on Monday 25th March (book here)
– Pollok on Tuesday 26th March (book here)
– Mayfield on Wednesday 27th March (book here).

All events will run as drop-in sessions from 6 – 7pm, so feel free to turn up whenever is convenient (although booking is preferred).

Please note there will be a short presentation at 6:15pm. Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like a paper copy of any of these resources please contact OPENspace on 0131 651 5833 or email us at You can also write to us at Room R2.013, The Fire Station, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, 78 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DE.

This project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research (NIHR PHR) Programme (project number 10/3005/18).  The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR PHR Programme or the Department of Health.