Dumbarton's MP has called on the town to get voting after two local parks were nominated in the running to be crowned the UK's favourite park.

Martin Docherty-Hughes was speaking after Levengrove Park and Balloch Park made it into the final vote as part of the park protection charity Fields of Trust national contest.

And, as the Dumbarton parks made it on the 45-strong list alongside Clydebank's Dalmuir Park, Mr Docherty-Hughes praised all of West Dunbartonshire's green spaces.

He said: "I’m delighted that three of West Dunbartonshire's brilliant parks are up for national awards and being recognised as amongst the best in the country.

“Dalmuir Park, Balloch Country Park and Levengrove Park are much-loved public spaces and enjoyed by local people and visitors of all ages.

“In the run-up to Love Parks Week, I’d urge residents to show support for West Dunbartonshire’s wonderful parks by voting for their favourite online via the Fields in Trust charity’s website.”

Love Parks Week takes place this year from July 29 to August 5, organised by Keep Britain Tidy to celebrate the country’s parks and green spaces.

Fields in Trust chief executive Helen Griffiths said: “Our nation’s parks have been so important during the pandemic, and it is vital that we celebrate them to help ensure they are protected for future generations.

“Our children and grandchildren deserve to have the same access to green space that we do, this is a significant moment to change the way we think about the contribution local green spaces make to our health, our wellbeing, our environment, and ultimately our futures.”

You can get voting for Levengrove Park and Balloch by visiting www.fieldsintrust.org/favourite-parks and votes will close at 12pm on Thursday, August 18.