Rouken Glen Park is best in Scotland

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Rouken Glen Park has been voted by the public as the Scotland’s Best Park at the prestigious annual Fields in Trust Awards 2017.

Beautifully kept by East Renfrewshire Council, the park has been highly praised as a fantastic place for families to enjoy the great outdoors.

For the third year running the UK’s Best Park Award, voted for by the public, celebrates the nation’s favourite parks. This year the public nominated 360 parks from across the UK, with over 15,000 votes cast.

Helen Griffiths, chief executive of Fields in Trust, said: “The people of Giffnock have sent a clear message that they love their local park and on behalf of everyone here at Fields in Trust, I would like to congratulate Rouken Glen Park.

“The UK’s Best Park Award is open to any green space, regardless of whether or not it is protected in perpetuity with Fields in Trust. These awards give us the opportunity to shine a light on some of the UK’s most beautiful green spaces up and down the country. Despite their undeniable contribution to the happiness and health of our communities, parks and outdoor spaces are often undervalued.

“This annual event not only gives the public the opportunity to champion their favourite park, but allows us to showcase some of the people and organisations that work tirelessly to ensure the upkeep and community enjoyment of these wonderful spaces.”