PITTENCRIEFF Park is the "best park in Scotland" according to a recent vote.

The Glen came out top in the Fields in Trust's UK's Best Park 2019 awards after a public vote.

The nomination celebrated the diversity of Pittencrieff Park “from kid’s areas to glasshouses, peacock sanctuary and historical features" to its "rocky waterfalls, imaginative paths, well stocked, neatly trimmed flower beds and herb gardens."

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.

A record 364 nominations were received for UK’s Best Park 2019, of which 42 were in Scotland. Those nominations were supported by park users, communities, Friends of Parks groups, and landowners and an unprecedented total of 36,832 votes were cast for parks and green spaces across the UK.

In addition, ten other parks and green spaces in Scotland have achieved “Much Loved” status, having been placed in the top 20 per cent of all UK's Best Park 2019 nominations throughout the UK.

Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said: “Congratulations to Pittencrieff Park and all the other “Much Loved” parks and green spaces in Scotland. We know that parks provide benefits to the physical health, mental wellbeing and community connections for people that use them.

"It is encouraging to see so many people celebrate how much they love their local parks. Fields in Trust is committed to protecting these vital parts of the UK’s community infrastructure for future generations to enjoy. We know that green spaces are good, do good and need to be protected for good.”

Fife Council's Community and Housing Services Committee convener, Councillor Judy Hamilton, welcomed the latest accolade.

"I’m delighted that Pittencrieff Park has received this fantastic recognition for the much loved park that it is," she said.

“This award is a huge tribute to the work of our Fife Council staff, working alongside community groups, who show the commitment and hard work, over and above what is required of them, and I would like to commend them for all that they put into making the park a great place for everyone to enjoy.”