PEOPLE can now vote for a number of spaces across Scotland to be named in the UK’s Favourite Parks for 2022.

The competition is run by the charity Fields In Trust which aims to protect parks and green spaces across the UK.

The majority of nominations in Scotland are for parks in the Glasgow and Edinburgh areas although there are some from Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness as well.

An interactive map is available to view on the Fields In Trust website which shows the locations of all the parks plus a little bit about them.

Alexandra Park is amongst those nominated in Glasgow. The description of it reads: “For two years of lockdown it was my friend and I’s sanctuary.

The National: Alexandra Park is amongst the nominations from GlasgowAlexandra Park is amongst the nominations from Glasgow

“It is spotless and so well kept. Even the toilets in lockdown were spotless and the wildlife is great. It has some really nice walks.”

Seven Acre Park, located in the south of Edinburgh, is one of the nominees from Scotland’s capital and is described as a “green gem”.

“The woodland walk is full of wooden animal sculptures and information boards on the wildlife and plants, and is a delight to walk along,” the description continued.

The iconic Princes Street Gardens has also been nominated and are described as a “city treasure” which is “appreciated and recognised worldwide.”

The National: Princes Street Gardens are an iconic part of EdinburghPrinces Street Gardens are an iconic part of Edinburgh

On the east coast, Dundee Law was included on the list which can be found on Law Road. It’s described as having “amazing views” and having the “feeling of being in nature in the middle of the city, with history thrown in”.

Aberdeen’s Seaton Park is also available to vote for which is located on Don Street. Its description reads: “This park has something for everybody, extensive paths through grassy and wooded areas and by the river – wonderful for dog-walking.

“Children’s play area, a walled garden with azaleas, magnolias and camellias.

“Beautiful formal and informal planting. Otters can sometimes be seen.”

In the Highlands, there are fewer nominations with Drakies Park on Sir Walter Scott Drive in Inverness one of the few on offer in the competition.

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It’s described as a park with “loads of space for children to play” with a “small kick-about pitch” and “seats for older people and lots of space for dogs”.

In the Borders, Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick was nominated and said to be “everything a park should be”.

“It sprawls along a riverside, is steeped in history and has beauty in abundance. A waterfall, bandstand, play-park, fountain, museum and a bustling friendly café. You would remember a visit to our park forever,” the description said.

The full list is as follows: 

  •  Drakies Park (Inverness)
  •  Aden Country Park (Mintlaw)
  •  Gordon Park (Ellon)
  •  Seaton Park (Aberdeen)
  •  Crombie Country Park (Monikie)
  •  Dundee Law (Dundee)
  •  Victoria Park (Dundee)
  •  Camperdown Country Park (Dundee)
  •  MacRosty Park (Crieff)
  •  Silverburn Park (Leven)
  •  Pittencrieff Park (Dunfermline)
  •  Zetland Park (Grangemouth)
  •  Polkemmet Country Park (Bathgate)
  •  Wilton Lodge Park (Hawick) 
  •  Bellisle Park (Ayr)
  •  Starbank Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Lauriston Castle Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Laurstion Castle Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Leith Links (Edinburgh)
  •  Pilrig Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Inverleith Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Corstophine Hill Park and Nature Reserve (Edinburgh)
  •  Saughton Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Princes Street Gardens (Edinburgh)
  •  Montgomery Street Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Lochend Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Figgate Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Holyrood Park (Edinburgh)
  •  The Meadows (Edinburgh)
  •  Blackford Hill (Edinburgh)
  •  Spylaw Park (Edinburgh)
  •  Seven Acre Park (Edinburgh)
  • Balloch Castle Country Park (Balloch)
  • Levengrove Park (Dumbarton)
  • Mugdock Country Park (Milngavie)
  • Dalmuir Public Park (Clydebank)
  • Knightswood Park (Knightswood)
  • Victoria Park (Glasgow)
  • Springburn Park (Glasgow)
  • Alexandra Park (Glasgow)
  • Tollcross Park (Glasgow)
  • Queens Park (Glasgow)
  • Pollok Country Park (Glasgow)
  • Rouken Glen Park (Glasgow)
  • Linn Park (Glasgow)