Vote for Rouken Glen

The previously hidden waterfall on Glen Path
The previously hidden waterfall on Glen Path

Visitors to Rouken Glen are being asked to get behind the park and vote for it as their favourite green space in a competition to find the UK’s favourite park.

This summer Rouken Glen celebrated the completion of the Giffnock park’s £3m transformation.

Improvements to the park include: A refurbished Pavilion Visitor Centre.

A £270,000 inclusive childen’s playground designed to be accessible for all with more than 25 pieces of equipment.

Restored Glen Path area enabling visitors to retrace the footsteps of the Victorians who worked at the Newfield printworks.

Re-developed Walled Garden featuring new planting schemes, accessible paths, a paved area and poetry plaque.

Extensive conservation work on the boating pond.

East Renfrewshire Council’s environment convener Councillor Vincent Waters said: “Rouken Glen has a spectacular natural environment and holds a very special place in the hearts of its visitors.

“It really is one of Scotland’s very finest green spaces.”

The annual People’s Choice Award, gives the public the power to decide which of the year’s Green Flag Award winners should be named in the UK top ten.

To vote visit greenflagaward.org type in the post code G46 7UG, find Rouken Glen, click on ‘more details’ and then the ‘vote for this site’ button.

The closing date is September 30 and winners will be announced on October 16.