As part of our #DailyDoseOfGreenspace campaign we are tapping into #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday to celebrate the huge impact public parks and greenspaces have had and still have on the wellbeing of Scottish communities.

The image above is from Pittencrief Park in Dunfermline, Fife. ©Newsquest (Herald&Times) The 'Glen' was given to Dunfermline by Scottish American steel king Andrew Carnegie in 1903. He bought the land the year before as part of his 'Gospel of Wealth', which called on the rich to use their money to improve society. Folk in Dunfermline have been holding picnics in the park for over 100 years. 

And from Pilrig Park, Edinburgh ©The Scotsman Publications Ltd. We have a Cycle speedway!

The park was once part of the grounds of Pilrig House and came into city ownership in 1920. The name 'Pilrig' possibly means a field where a fortified tower stood. Cycle speedways were popular in post war Scotland as a way for young people to enjoy themselves in cities.