Glasgow boasts top park in Britain

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A Glasgow park has fended off tough competition to scoop the accolade of Britain’s Best Park 2007.

Pollok Country Park, host to the Burrell Collection, impressed judges with its rich history, environment and maintenance.

The prize of a lawnmower was presented to Glasgow councillor Ruth Simpson in a ceremony at Pollock House.

The competition was established by engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton in 2003.

Glasgow will now go head to head with parks in Sweden, Poland, Germany, France and Italy to vie for the European title.

The overall winner will be revealed in 2008.

Tony Boyle, manager of Pollok Park, said: ‘What we have here is unbelievable: outdoor activities, a stately home and one of the finest art collections in Europe.

‘And the wonderful thing is it’s free.

‘For decades, Glasgow has been fighting a battle not to be seen as No Mean City. This proves we are succeeding.’

Pollok Visitor Centre

Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT Scotland

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