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Glorious Green Roofs

Glorious Green Roofs is an exciting project within the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative that will create up to 200m2 of ‘living roofs’ for wildlife.

Green roofs offer enormous benefits not only for wildlife but also for the building itself including improved insulation and increased roof lifespan.

Over the last ten years there has been an increase in interest in the use of green roofs to support conservation targets and mitigate for habitat loss because of development.

Green roofs can act as important ‘stepping stones’ that allow the movement and mixing of individuals and species and have been identified as being particularly important for invertebrates in an urban area. 

Biodiverse green roof © Buglife

Biodiverse green roof © Buglife

The Glorious Green Roofs project will work with industry partners to create a network of green roofs at industrial sites, predominantly in Grangemouth, but potentially further afield around the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative area.

Business employees will learn the importance of green roofs for invertebrates and other wildlife, how green roofs can benefit the building, and how they can support local and rare species including Local Biodiversity Action Plan priority species.

Engagement for this project began with an event to promote the benefits of green roofs and answer any concerns that site managers may have regarding suitability and maintenance.
Through promoting this project to local industry, we have so far installed a biodiverse green roof that is about 140m2 in size and has been planted with almost 60 species of native wildflowers and grasses.

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Bings for Wildlife is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community delivered as part of the EcoCo LIFE project:  LIFE13 BIO/UK/000428

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