UK's Best Park - Scotland
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Think your local green space is the best in the country?
Voting for UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016 has now closed. Over 200 local green spaces across the UK were been nominated by you with over 10,000 votes cast. The parks nominated within Scotland are listed below. Following the conclusion of the public vote four parks have been shortlisted with the winner announced at the Fields in Trust Awards on Wednesday 30th November.
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Barnhill Rock Garden
The first recipient of the Green Flag Award in Dundee in 2007, the Barnhill Rock Garden is a public park extending to more than two hectares, owned and maintained by Dundee City Council with significant support from the Friends of the Barnhill Rock Garden.
From dogwalkers to kiddies in the playpark, Barshaw is an oasis enjoyed by generations. Leafy paths lead to the serenity of the walled peace garden where volunteers support its restoration. You may catch a miniature train or watch a model yacht race. Or just enjoy a cuppa at the cafe.
Belleisle is a beautiful park set in Ayr. It boasts large green open space, the walled garden, newly restored conservatory, dense woodland and an excellent adventure playground. A place to be enjoyed by all generations.
Broomfield Playing Fields
Broomfield Playing Fields has been one of the largest public open spaces in East Ayrshire, it is a place I have enjoyed my whole life and share with my 2 year old now. It is due to be changed to a school and we should celebrate and recognise it in history.
Callendar Park, covering over 170 acres, housing the magnificent historical Callendar House. Great for an action packed day or a place to take the children for picnic or play, something for everyone. Look inside the house, educational, would die for that kitchen. Beautiful scenery and boating pond with ducks.
This park is part of my family's history and a constant in memories of the people of Clydebank. My mum remembered visiting as a young child and later as an adult when it was illuminated. I remember fishing for sticklebacks and my niece now will have similar memories.
Duthie Park is one of the jewels in the crown of Aberdeen's green spaces with a varied 44-acre landscape enhanced by a mix of Victorian charm and the ultra-modern. It has the biggest range of facilities of all the city's parks including water features, playparks, café and the Winter Gardens.
Established in the 15th century, Glasgow Green is truly a park for its people and it continues to flourish 5 centuries later. All year round it hosts events and entertainment and allows the citizens of Glasgow to have access to beautiful woodland at the heart of the City Centre.
Hazlehead Park includes 2 woodland areas, 3 golf courses, football pitches, large formal gardens, children's play area, pets corner, heather garden, extensive rose gardens, Park Café that provides conference facilities, All which provides a multi facetted resource for the citizens of Aberdeen City.
Beautiful LNR with wild flowers, loch, small ponds, grassland and woodland. Lovely to walk round and explore. Lots of wildlife to spot. Popular park with local residents and a great place to see a variety of water fowl.
Wonderful family park, beautifully tended by a lovely staff. Children's play areas sturdy, fun, very clean. Park visited by all ages. A town centre park, an oasis.
Pollok Country Park
This is a delightful park on the south side of Glasgow. It has in it the magnificent Pollok House and the fantastic Burrell Collection. It also has many type of wild animals and a river and woodland brilliant for all the family.
This park has everything! Space for activities, a pond, forest for adventure, botanic gardens, and tons of people!
Created for the children of Renfrew Town in 1912 it's glory has faded in recent years. Locals still consider it their Crown Jewels and the skateboard park shows what can be done. The pond, swings, animals, gardens and centre town location make it crucial to the Town and its people.
Roslin Park is located at the centre of our village. Internationally recognised for Dolly the Sheep and Roslin Chapel of Daniel Brown's 'Davinci Code'. Recently landscaped the park is a centre of all our outdoor activities. Used for Helicopter emergency ambulance, football and the pavilion houses many associations and clubs.
Rouken Glen Park
Since opening to the public in 1906, Rouken Glen Park has been a place for people and nature. The mixture of grassland, meadow, glen and woodland means there's always somewhere exciting to explore. Last year visitor numbers reached nearly 1,000,000 which shows just how popular this park is.
Seaton Park, Aberdeen is the park with something for everyone. A stunning formal garden, excellent play area, room to play sports, a river to nurture Olympians, opportunities to observe a wide variety of nature, a "secret" garden and most important, space to enjoy peace and quiet.
Starbank Park is a Victorian Garden park, overlooking the Firth of Forth. The community restored the park and maintains it to high standards. The gardens are sheltered and peaceful. Views to Fife and beyond are glorious, with fabulous sunsets. Our park is a tranquil place where friendships flourish.
Townhill Public Park
Our park is kept clean with free dog bag dispensers, talking litter bins, attractive signage we have a children's play area, a cycle training area, an adult exercise area, tennis courts, a MUGA & lots of attractive green space with pathways linking it to our water ski facility at Townhill Loch.
Tullibody Public Park
Its a beautiful green space for everyone in the centre of our town, football, games, galas, events, dog walkers, children playing and fresh air and socialising. And it's one of the few remaining green spaces we have left for our community ~ our heritage as well, we love it!
Victoria Park (Aberfeldy)
An oasis within an oasis. Victoria Park is bounded by the UK's largest river, the River Tay and is surrounded by spectacular mountains and countryside. The park is has an award winning play area, a historic pavilion and is the start of several walks. It has something for everyone.