Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Award recognises our best parks and green spaces across Scotland. It is awarded to parks and green spaces who can demonstrate excellent management and environmental standards. Awards are given and renewed on an annual basis. Currently there are 71 award-winning parks and green spaces in Scotland.

Scots love their parks and greenspaces - according to the recent State of Scotland's Greenspace report with over 90% saying it is important to have greenspace in their local area

In Scotland we manage the Green Flag Award. We work in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and Keep Wales Tidy to provide a UK benchmark standard for parks and green spaces.

The Green Flag Award aims

  • To ensure that everybody has access to quality green and other open spaces, irrespective of where they live.
  • To ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve.
  • To establish standards of good management, and to promote and share best practice amongst the green space sector.
  • To recognise and reward the hard work of managers, staff and volunteers.

If you are interested in having you local park or greenspace awarded, our applications for 2020 will open again in December 2019.

If you are a park manager, local authority or community group who manage a park, you can find out more about the Green Flag Award and how to apply be visiting our get awarded pages

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Green Flag Award judge, then visit our judges information page.

You can search the Green Flag Award holders and find a park or green space near you by visiting our awarded parks page.

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