Green Flag award for Aden Country Park

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Mintlaw’s Aden Country Park has been presented with the coveted Green Flag Award from environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The flag is awarded to those parks which feature high standards and provide quality outdoor space. Haddo Country Park near Ellon was the only other park in Aberdeenshire to receive the award.

Commenting on the success of the parks, chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s education, learning and leisure committee, Cllr Alison Evison, said: “This is great news for Aberdeenshire, and particularly for both of these well-known country parks.

“The Green Flag Award is the latest good news for Aden Country Park, which has just secured funding for an ambitious restoration and development project.

“Haddo House and Country Park has also benefited from significant regeneration in recent years.”

Committee vice-chair, Fraserburgh councillor Charles Buchan, added: “These awards are well-deserved by both parks, which benefit from a huge amount of community interest and support from a range of partners, and draw so many tourists every year.

“I am very pleased the parks have secured Green Flag status which is a great recognition of the hard work and good spirit of all involved in keeping these attractions interesting and accessible to visitors.”