This summer's UK's Best Park award has seen all-time high numbers of nominations and a record votes tally, with 36,832 park users casting votes to help decide the winner of the UK's Best Park 2019.

In Scotland, 42 local parks and green spaces were nominated. These nominations were then championed by park users, communities, Friends of groups, landowners and elected representatives as part of the public vote. Following the close of voting, Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline has been revealed as the overall winner for Scotland. As national winner Pittencrieff Park now joins Stanley ParkCyfarthfa Park and Antrim Castle Gardens on the shortlist for the overall title of UK's Best Park 2019, the winner of which will be revealed on Thursday 12th September.

Pittencrieff Park was one of eleven spaces in Scotland which placed within the top 20% of all nominations nationally in voting for UK's Best Park 2019. Each of these spaces receives "Much Loved" status, recognising the support they have received this summer from those who use and love them. The other ten "Much Loved" spaces in Scotland are:

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire

Barshaw Park, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Belleisle Park, Ayr, South Ayrshire

Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

Figgate Park, Edinburgh

Glencoats Park, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Levengrove Park, Dumbarton, West Dumbartonshire

MacRosty Park, Crieff, Perth and Kinross

Pitlochry Recreation Ground, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Well done to them all and if one is local to you then we would recommend a visit!

The UK’s Best Park is organised by green space charity Fields in Trust who, for over 90 years, have legally protected parks and green spaces ensuring they will always be available for future generations to enjoy.