Comrie in Colour and Muthill in Bloom picked up Gold and Silver Gilt awards respectively at a prestigious Beautiful Scotland prize-giving ceremony.
Community groups, local authorities and businesses from all across Scotland gathered in Dunfermline on Thursday last week to celebrate the annual awards, organised by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.
The ceremony, hosted by Fife Council, recognised the work undertaken in towns and villages throughout the country to help deliver environmental improvements in their local area – including the efforts of seven Perth and Kinross groups.
Provost of Fife Jim Leishman is pictured presenting a Beautiful Scotland Gold Award to Muriel Gregory, Helen Buchan and Patricia Robertson from Comrie in Colour.
Comrie in Colour and Muthill in Bloom picked up Gold and Silver Gilt awards respectively at the Beautiful Scotland prize- giving ceremony held last Thursday.
Community groups, local authorities and businesses from all across Scotland, gathered in Dunfermline to celebrate the annual awards, organised by environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful.
The ceremony, hosted by Fife Council, recognised the work undertaken in towns and villages throughout Scotland to help deliver environmental improvements in their local area - including the efforts of seven Perth and Kinross groups.
The Beautiful Scotland competition, which is run in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), brings communities together to help clean up and beautify the places that matter to them - and recognises the efforts of volunteers across Scotland as they work to enhance their own community.
Thirteen category winners, with 11 additional Discretionary Awards and the overall Rosebowl Award, were presented at the ceremony. All entries were assessed against the three core pillars of the Beautiful Scotland campaign - Horticultural Achievement ; Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation.
Carole Noble, operations director of Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: “Beautiful Scotland provides the opportunity for Scotland to celebrate the outstanding achievements of volunteer groups across the country and recognises the significant contribution they make in helping to improve our local environmental quality.
“Perth and Kinross volunteers and council employees have worked tirelessly to ensure that the local spaces and places that they treasure are maintained to excellent standards. I would like to commend them on their efforts.”
Roseanna Cunningham, MSP for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, congratulated all those from her constituency who were successful in securing awards and medals. Beautiful Perth also scooped the trophy for Best Large Town.
Ms Cunningham said: “I am delighted to note that it was another successful evening for local communities at the Beautiful Scotland Awards.
“All the various bloom committees do a fantastic job and put in a huge amount of effort to enhance the visual environment of their local communities.
“A massive well done to everyone involved and please keep up the good work.
“You have done us all proud.”
Please keep up the good work. You have done us all proud