Green Flag­for parkis the­goal

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Strathaven reg­u­larly features in the top ten – and now the pub­lic are be­ing en­cour­aged once again to vote for Scot­land’s top park.

En­vi­ron­men­tal char­ity Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful are en­cour­ag­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic to vote for their favourite Scot­tish Green Flag Award park.

Over 70 parks from across Scot­land re­ceived a Green Flag Award in 2017, and polling is now open to find the na­tion’s favourite green space.

Derek Robert­son, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful, com­mented: “Scot­land is home to some of the most beau­ti­ful out­door spa­ces in the UK. We had a record break­ing num­ber of parks re­ceive the Green Flag Award in 2017 – which is tes­ta­ment to the de­ter­mi­na­tion of park man­agers, lo­cal author­i­ties and vol­un­teers.

“The Peo­ple’s Choice prize is a good op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate their achieve­ments. If you value the hard work that goes into main­tain­ing your lo­cal green spa­ces, I would en­cour­age you to show your sup­port and vote.”

Since the com­pe­ti­tion started in 2013, Strathaven Park has fea­tured in the top ten three times. To cast your vote up un­til Satur­day, Septem­ber 30, visit www. keep­scot­land­beau­ti­ful.org.

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