Green-fingered teams celebrate
Dumfries takes‘Best LargeTown’prize
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.
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.