Community and Stakeholder Engagement – STAR assist with community and stakeholder engagement to inform planning, strategies, service delivery, and partnership work.

We have carried out community and stakeholder engagement to inform forestry strategies, core path plans, local development plans, open space strategies, landscape character assessment and land use strategies.  STAR are now pioneering new approaches to engaging communities and stakeholders in considering the impacts of climate change and how to develop Adaptation Action Plans.


  • Carse of Stirling Ecosystems Services Demonstration Project – Investing in Benefits from the Land (2013) with LUC for SNH and SEPA
  • Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust (2012) for Argyll and Bute Council, SNH, Forestry Commission Scotland)
  • Adapting to Climate Change in the Carse of Gowrie (2012) with LUC for Perth and Kinross Council, SNIFFER
  • Argyll and the Isles Forestry Strategy (2011) with LUC for Argyll and Bute Council, Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Views on Green Space – Focus Groups (2011/2012) for Central Scotland Greenspace, SNH, Central Scotland Forest Trust
  • Antonine Wall – study on engaging the communities in Kilsyth, Twechar, and Croy in making the most of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site designation (2010) for Historic Scotland and partners
  • Community & stakeholder views on use and development of woodlands in Greater Easterhouse (2010) for Forestry Commission Scotland with Gary McGrow