Three North-east parks have been shortlisted for a national award.
The UK’s Best Park award, which is run by charity Fields in Trust, sees outdoor spaces from all across the country go head-to-head in a bid to be crowned the champion in the United Kingdom.
Now in its third year, the competition will see three green spaces from the North-east represented – Seaton Park, Duthie Park and Aden Country Park.
Aberdeen’s Seaton Park – which borders the River Don and includes a children’s play area, wetlands and the popular attraction Mr Therm – has been nominated alongside the city’s Duthie Park, which opened in 1883 and has a large open grassed area and visitor favourite the David Welch Winter Gardens.
Duthie Park was narrowly pipped to the post in 2015’s inaugural title, as Telford Town Park in Shropshire took the crown.
Aden Country Park in Mintlaw is the only Aberdeenshire park to be included. With a range of different facilities on offer, it regularly plays host to a variety of events, such as pipe band competitions and vintage tractor working days.
Chairwoman of the Friends of Seaton Park Sheila Gordon, who nominated the green space, urged people to get voting for the city spot, saying other areas motivate people to cast their vote to better effect.
She said: “It would be nice if it was someone from up this side of the country that won.
“We’ve got a lot of parks in this part of the world and it would be great if they got recognised, as it’s a beautiful place we live in.
“It would be nice to see it rewarded.
“I’d like to motivate people to vote.”
More than 200 nominations are made each year, with 35 outdoor spaces across Scotland nominated.
Members of the public are encouraged to get clicking for their favourite in an online vote, which will close at 5pm on November 3.
The parks with the most votes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be shortlisted, with those who nominated them invited to attend the annual ceremony on November 29 at the Fields in Trust Awards at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
To view all the nominations for Scotland and vote for your favourite park click here