Beautiful Scotland Campaign 2013 Awards
On Friday 6th September 2013, Dundee was awarded the following Medals at the Beautiful Scotland Awards Ceremony in Aberdeen:
Entrant Category – City
2013 Medal – Silver
Broughty Ferry in Bloom
Entrant Category - Coastal Town
2013 Medal – Silver Gilt
Beautiful Scotland is the largest environmental campaign in Scotland involving communities who are working to make positive and lasting improvements to their local areas for the benefit of the local people. This annual campaign has been running for over 40 years, and until recently was known as ‘Beautiful Scotland in Bloom’. Dundee first competed in the Beautiful Scotland Campaign in 2005 achieving awards each year since.
The key criteria of the Campaign are Horticultural Achievement, Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation, and evidence must be shown that efforts are sustained throughout the year.
In the Beautiful Scotland campaign Dundee enters three categories:
- Ardler – Urban Community
- Broughty Ferry – Coastal Resort
- Dundee – City Category
Ardler in Bloom, Broughty Ferry in Bloom and Bonnie Dundee groups, although adopting different methods of working are all made up of members of the community who hold monthly meetings to co-ordinate various activities suitable for the campaign. They aim to help improve the built and natural environment of Dundee for people living, working and visiting. These groups are supported by relevant council officers and their Departments. The groups recently acquired a poly tunnel that is to be sited at Duntrune Demonstration Garden and will be used to grow plants on for various projects and plant sales to raise funds for the groups.
The groups are looking for volunteers to help take the campaign forward and show Dundee looking at its best.