As we use our parks we often take them for granted but there is a fascinating history to many of our most loved parks.

One of the greatest ‘inventions’of the 19th century was the public park.

Paul Rabbits has written a fascinating piece on the Arts Society website - Become an Instant Expert on the History of the Great British Park noting that parks were once the exclusive domain of the proviledged and not the universally accessible places we know today.

The 1820s campaign for public parks as ‘Breathing Places’ was as true then as it is today.

To illustrate this we will be sharing some great archive images every Thursday of Scotland's parks as part of the #DailyDoseofGreenspace campaign on greenspace scotland's social media #ThrowbackThursday.