Victoria Park has been nominated for the UK’s Best Park award.

Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan is encouraging residents to support the park, by voting in a UK-wide competition organised by greenspace charity Fields in Trust.

The MP said: “Glasgow is blessed with some fantastic green spaces. I was delighted to hear that Victoria Park has been nominated for this award.

“From its ornamental flower beds to the historic Fossil Grove and with a large pond and a play area, there is something for all the family in Victoria Park.”

The Best Park Award recognises the role that parks play in communities, supporting mental and physical health and bringing people together.

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Last month Fields in Trust published research which revealed that Scotland has more than 300,000 people whose nearest green space is more than 10-minutes walk from home.

Helen Griffiths, Fields in Trust chief executive, said: “Our parks and green spaces are a vital part of UK community infrastructure. We know that they provide benefits to the physical health, mental wellbeing and community connections for people that use them, so it is encouraging to see so many people celebrating how much they love their local park.

“Fields in Trust is committed to protecting these valuable and much-loved parks and green spaces for future generations to enjoy.”

To vote visit fieldsintrust.org/best-park/Scotland before August 19.