Green Flag award
Cambuslang Park has been recognised for its high standards and provision of quality outdoor space by being presented with a Green Flag Award.
The facility on Cairns Road was acknowledged for the benefits it delivers for communities and the part it plays in enabling and encouraging exercise.
Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, announced the news and also revealed a record breaking 73 parks from across Scotland were presented with a Green Flag Award this year.
They included Strathaven Park and Lanark’s Castlebank Park.
Friends of Cambuslang Park chairman, Edward Cais, commented: “We are delighted to receive jointly with South Lanarkshire Council Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Green Flag Award for the fourth consecutive year.
“This is the well-earned result of close partnership working between the council and the Friends.”
Ian Guild, South Lanarkshire Council’s grounds manager, added: “The council’s grounds services teams have been working together with the local communities and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture to continuously improve the standards within Strathaven Park, Cambuslang Park and Castlebank Park, so we are delighted to have three all parks awarded Green Flag Award status once again. This award is the benchmark for quality green space and we would not have achieved it for our parks without the efforts of all concerned.
“This shows how continued excellent partnership working, with the emphasis on the involvement of the community, can make a big difference.”
To be considered for the awards, the park managing authority must apply. Further information on how to see a local park involved in the Green Flag Awards can be found at: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/parks