Saturday 5 December 2020

Dundee Green Flag and Beach Awards!

Dundee has again been well represented in the national Green Flag Awards and Scotland’s Beach Awards, with the city receiving eight awards in total.

The Green Flag Award project is run by Keep Scotland Beautiful and aims to recognise and reward well managed parks and green spaces.

Dundee has improved on its total number from last year, with Riverside Nature Park winning in its first year of entry.

Chair of Friends of Riverside Nature Park, Ian Ford, said: "All of the Friends of Riverside Nature Park are delighted to gain a Green Flag Award at our first attempt and with high marks.

"The Friends have contributed greatly to enhancing the biodiversity here and we work in partnership with Dundee City Council.

"Greater Yellow Rattle flowered for the first time and Skylark numbers increased again to 16 singing males, up 40% from last year.

"The wildflower meadows have now all been mown using the Cut & Lift regime recommended by Plantlife and that should increase wildlife more each year."

This is great news and you can see more about winners across the country using this helpful tool here.