Aden Park voted one of best green spaces

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Aden Country Park at Mintlaw has again been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award.

The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and recognises well managed and high quality green spaces.

Aden’s win this year is the third in succession and makes it the most northerly recipient of the award in the UK.

It stood out after impressing judges with its excellent use of green space, well-maintained facilities and high standard of safety and security.

Two judges were at the park in May and spent the best part of a day looking around and inspecting the various facilities.

Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee, Peter Argyle, said: “This is a fantastic achievement, a huge well done and all credit to the hard work and commitment from the staff involved.

“In line with this and the ongoing programme of improvement works at our four country parks, Aden was chosen as our initial application for a Green Flag award, though it is intended to enter further parks in the near future.”

The Green Flag Award scheme continues to grow internationally with expansion into the Netherlands and Germany as part of ambitious pilot projects.