Dock Park voted Scotland’s best park

Dock Park in Dumfries and Galloway received the prestigious Green Flag Award today and on top of that was voted Scotland's best park .

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Dock Park in Dumfries selected as best in Scotland

Dock Park receives Green Flag award and best park in Scotland. Credit: ITV News Border

Keep Scotland Beautiful has revealed the results of the poll to identify the nation's favourite open spaces.

The Dock Park was the national winner in the People's Choice award ahead of Beechwood Park in Stirling and Rouken Glen in East Renfrewshire.

A total of 59 Green Flag Award winning parks and green spaces were entered into this year's Scottish vote.

The Green Flag is the benchmark for a quality green space and is managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful. Credit: ITV News Border

“We were absolutely delighted that the Dock Park was awarded a coveted Green Flag earlier this year, which was worthy recognition of the way the council has totally transformed the park. However to now be voted No. 1 in Scotland is an outstanding achievement especially because this award was as a result of a public vote."

– Councillor Colin Smyth

Dock Park voted best in Scotland

The park was the first in D&G to receive the award Credit: ITV News Border

Dock Park in Dumfries and Galloway has been voted by the public as the best in Scotland.

The vote was organised by the Green Flag Award scheme, an accolade administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful to high quality sites with community involvement.

It beat Beechwood Park in Stirling and Rouken Glen in East Renfrewshire to the top spot.

The park has recently undergone a £2million restoration.

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