Green-fin­gered teams cel­e­brate

Dum­fries takes‘Best LargeTown’prize

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

Cel­e­bra­tions as Dum­fries wins the Large Town Cat­e­gory in the Beau­ti­ful Scot­land Awards. Pic­tured with the tro­phy are Anne Simp­son and Mark Jar­dine of The Peo­ple’s Project and Town Cen­tre Am­bas­sador, Lor­raine Wil­son with the awards mak­ing it an im­proved, brighter place to live for res­i­dents and an in­ter­est­ing, colour­ful place for vis­i­tors to ap­pre­ci­ate.”

They have been beaver­ing away for 11 years and have brought in a lot of changes to make the vil­lage look bet­ter.

In re­cent years they have en­hanced the war me­mo­rial gar­den with over 200 her­ba­ceous shrubs and have given the min­ers’ me­mo­rial a com­plete over­haul.

This year they un­der­took work on the Mav­is­bank River­side Walk which has had a path up­grade car­ried out by the Her­itage So­ci­ety.

The group are work­ing on bio­di­ver­sity projects to en­cour­age wildlife with the vil­lage youth groups.

The New Luce Gar­den­ing Group are a new en­try in the com­pe­ti­tion this year, hav­ing just formed in March.

Bloom­ing mar­vel­lous

Suc­cess Kirk­con­nel In Bloom won a Sil­ver Gilt Award at Scot­land in Bloom. Pic­tured are Ge­orge An­der­son, Fay Raf­ferty, Gary Hughes, El­iz­a­beth Hark­ness, Richard Lamb and Lind­say Mont­gomery.

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