Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Campus has received its fifth green flag award for the lawn and woodlands are of the campus grounds.
The Green Flag Award, administered in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful, is a benchmark for quality green space, and a record number of green flags have been awarded in 2016.
Dr Lindsay Montgomery, CBE, Chairman of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said, “Good quality green space is vital to the health and wellbeing of local communities, families and individuals – that is why it is fantastic to see Scotland's parks and green spaces going from strength to strength.
“More Scottish parks are flying the Green Flag Award than ever before. This record breaking number is a testament to the hard work and determination of park managers, local authorities and volunteers.
“It is great to see such a concerted effort across Scotland to improve our open spaces. We are proud of all our award winners, who work year round, to make Scotland's parks and public spaces beautiful.”
Malcolm Deans, Director of Campus services at Heriot-Watt, said, “Heriot-Watt was very lucky to have inherited a beautiful parkland setting on which to build its Edinburgh Campus back in the 1960s, and our Estates teams has worked to maintain that beauty and environmental diversity, while also making the landscape work as the setting for a modern, high-tech university.
“Our students, staff and many visitors have appreciated this over the years and now, with our fifth Green Flag Award, it's good to see that the landscape of our Edinburgh Campus is receiving wider recognition.”