A PARK in Scotland’s ancient capital has been chosen as the best in the country in a new survey.

The Fields in Trust’s UK’s Best Park 2019 poll saw a further 10 Scots parks awarded “much loved” status due to local support for them.

The findings saw Pittencrieff, known locally as “The Glen”, given the top award in Scotland.

The nomination celebrated the diversity of Pittencrieff Park “from kid’s areas to glasshouses, peacock sanctuary and historical features ... rocky waterfalls, imaginative paths, well stocked, neatly trimmed flower beds and herb gardens”.

The “much loved” title went to Aden Country Park, Mintlaw; Barshaw Park, Paisley; Belleisle Park, Ayr; Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton; Figgate Park, Edinburgh; Glencoats Park, Paisley; Levengrove Park, Dumbarton; MacRosty Park, Crieff; Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick; and Pitlochry Recreation Ground.