More than a million visitors flocked through the gates of one of Aberdeen’s most popular parks last year.
The Friends of Duthie Park Annual General Meeting, held within the Winter Gardens this week, was told about the figure, which reflected the park’s appeal in 2015.
It was the latest piece of good news for the Granite City green space which was voted the best in Scotland in a competition organised by Field in Trust UK.
The meeting also heard of the efforts taken by the park ranger service to improve access, volunteer action and training development plans.
Aberdeen has also reached the final of the Britain in Bloom award – and is in contention for a new award dedicated to green spaces which have been flooded.
The city is just one of five places in Scotland to be nominated as a finalist in the Britain in Bloom Award among a list of 72 from England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Jersey and Guernsey.
Judges are to visit sites across Aberdeen in August, including Duthie Park, Johnston Gardens and Hazlehead Park.
Re-elected convener and treasurer Alan Amoore has called for new volunteers.
The latter, who was re-elected as convener and treasurer, also appealed for new volunteers to join the committee.
He said: “It would be good if we could increase our committee and if anyone knows of anyone who would like to join us, please get in touch on email@example.com.”
The Park, by the banks of the River Dee, comprises 44 acres of land given to the council in 1881 by Lady Elizabeth Duthie of Ruthrieston.
This year’s open day was confirmed for Sunday, August 21.