THE flag was flying for Pittencrieff Park this week to mark it reaching a special green standard.

A ceremony to raise its newly-awarded Green Flag took place on Thursday and was attended by Provost Jim Leishman as well as local councillors, representatives from the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and workers and volunteers from the Glen.

Friends of Pittencrieff Park chairperson Harry Dunn was delighted with the accolade, which was first awarded to the Glen in 2015.

"It is a scheme that recognises and rewards well-managed parks, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK," he said.

"The award is judged by experts in greenspace management who employ a comprehensive range of categories to assess and score a variety of greenspace issues celebrating sustainability management, community engagement, biodiversity and horticulture excellence."

The Friends of Pittencrieff Park group are keen to recruit new volunteers to help them maintain and improve the visitor experience at the park. They meet in the glassroom of the park's greenhouses every second Tuesday of the month at 1pm.