Green flag of success at Letham Glen

Letham Glen is one of just four Fife parks to receive the flag
Letham Glen is one of just four Fife parks to receive the flag

A Leven park is one of four in Fife to have won the prestigious Green Flag Award for 2014.

The award, which has been presented to Letham Glen, stands as a benchmark for a quality green space, administered in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

This is the second year that Letham Glen has been given the honour, having first achieved the Green Flag Award last year.

The other parks in Fife to receive the award were Silver Sands & Hawkcraig in Aberdour and Kirkcaldy’s Ravenscraig and Beveridge parks.

Derek Robertson, chief executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “This is great news for Fife, with all the Kingdom’s parks holding on to their Green Flags.

“All these parks make for a fantastic day out for all the family and they have worked hard to win their award.

“We’re very proud of all of our award winners, and particularly of the army of local volunteers who work all year round in rain or shine to make Fife’s parks beautiful.

“All over Scotland people are caring for their towns, cities and green spaces. Whether it’s through Green Flag or our other programmes such as Clean Up Scotland and Beautiful Scotland, local people are raising the bar and making their communities great places to live in.”

Councillor Gavin Yates, Fife Council’s executive spokesman for community health and wellbeing, said: “Fife has fantastic parks and green spaces and we’re are delighted to have retained Green Flag recognition for two of our parks in Kirkcaldy as well as for Silver Sands and Hawkcraig and Letham Glen too.

“These awards are a great endorsement of the work of Council staff and friends groups across the Kingdom and I hope Fifers young and old will take a trip to appreciate some of our wonderful parks during the summer - weather permitting of course!”