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Scots urged to vote for their favourite Green Flag Award park

Scotland’s treasured green spaces are going to the polls, as the vote opens for the nation to choose the UK’s top parks. The People’s Choice vote allows members of the public to have their say - selecting the parks that will be crowned the top ten in the country.

Following expert-led judging, Scotland has 77 parks with a Green Flag Award this year to choose from. These include spaces managed by community groups, universities and local authorities.

The voting is open from 30 October to 25 November with winners announced on 3 December.  To vote for your favourite, simply find it on the map at www.greenflagaward.org and click on the vote button.

Last year, Strathaven Park in South Lanarkshire placed in the top ten for the sixth time in seven years and was awarded the accolade of “Scotland’s favourite park”. This year, parks stretching from the Western Isles to the Scottish Borders are all in with a chance.

Jamie Ormiston, Beaches and Parks Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful said, “Living through a pandemic has made this year particularly challenging, and it has shown us the vital role our green spaces play to our health and well-being. The Green Flag Award acknowledges the hard work that goes on to keep these important green spaces available for us to enjoy.

“We encourage everyone to vote for their favourite Green Flag Awarded park and we look forward to finding out the results later this year.”

04 November 2020

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