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January 20, 2018

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South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best

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Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has confirmed that Strathaven Park in South Lanarkshire has reached the top ten in a nationwide poll of the country’s best green spaces. It has retained its title as Scotland’s top park for the second year running.

Beating more than 1,799 of the UK’s best parks, Strathaven Park was presented with the accolade of Scotland’s top park as part of the People’s Choice Award, organised by the Green Flag Award scheme, administered in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual People’s Choice Award vote, which every year sees countrywide mass involvement in voting for the very best – with a record breaking 73,000 votes being placed in the 2017 poll.

Alistair McKinnon, head of facilities, waste and grounds services at South Lanarkshire Council, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Strathaven Park has not only come out top in Scotland yet again, but has also been rated in the top ten for the whole of the UK.

“The recognition is testament to all those who work tirelessly to keep the park at the level of quality that we have become accustomed to but which we should never take for granted, and to the many visitors who enjoy its facilities while also taking care of them and appreciating them.

“Very well done to all concerned who, I am sure, will now be working to make it three in a row!”

Cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens across the United Kingdom have achieved a Green Flag Award. Strathaven is one of 73 Green Flag Award parks in Scotland. A full list can be accessed here.

Parks are assessed by volunteer judges with a background in parks management, conservation or ecology. Applicants are judged against testing criteria which includes assessing whether the park or green space is welcoming, safe, well-maintained and secure.

Derek Robertson, chief executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: “I would like to congratulate the team at South Lanarkshire Council and all local volunteers for their hard work and determination which has helped to secure Strathaven Park’s continued success. This is the fourth time in five years that the park has been voted Scotland’s number one in the People’s Choice Awards.

“We are very proud of Scotland’s Green Flag Award parks. Year on year the number of Green Flag Award flags flown in Scotland continues to rise. This is clearly recognition for everyone’s efforts in helping to make their local open space a greener,cleaner and healthier place to live, work and play.”

To see how you get can your local park involved in the Green Flag Awards in 2018 visit: www.greenflagaward.org.

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