Ar­gyll and Bute groups suc­cess at Beau­ti­ful Scot­land event

The Oban Times - - OUTDOORS -

OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS in Ar­gyll and Bute have been recog­nised for their ef­forts to help the en­vi­ron­ment.

Blair­more Vil­lage Trust, Dunoon, and Bute in Bloom both picked up a sil­ver gilt medal cer­tifi­cate in the Coastal Town cat­e­gory.

First-time en­trant Blair­more Vil­lage Trust re­ceived the ac­co­lade for im­prov­ing the vil­lage for both res­i­dents and vis­i­tors.

The group was also pre­sented with a Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful Award.

The com­pe­ti­tion, which is run in part­ner­ship with the Royal Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, 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.

The cer­e­mony is or­gan­ised by the en­vi­ron­men­tal char­ity Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful.

Ca­role Noble, op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor of Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful, said: ‘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.

‘Ar­gyll and Bute vol­un­teers 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.’

Blair­more Vil­lage Trust vol­un­teers with their cer­tifi­cate.

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