NHS Health Scotland
Outcome Indicators

3.7 Improved environments, where people are able to access greenspace, feel safe, can easily access neighbours etc. will result in increased knowledge, awareness and use of these spaces which, in turn, will result in increased social interaction and thus increased social networks.


The greenspace logic model provides a plausible theory that greenspace may increase and enhance social interactions and the use of public spaces.[1, 2]


  1. NHS Health Scotland, greenspace Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Institute of Occupational Medicine (2008). Health Impact Assessment of greenspace: A guide. greenspace: Stirling.

  2. Greenspace Health and Outcomes Framework (2010). Greenspace Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.