The green carpet was rolled out in Perth last week as communities from across Scotland heard how they had fared in the 2015 Beautiful Scotland Awards.
The annual ceremony recognises the efforts of groups who improve their local environmental quality with horticulture and the participation of their communities.
The event at Perth Concert Hall was hosted by PKC, and the awards were presented by Provost Liz Grant. Attendees were piped into the ceremony and a real sense of pride was felt by all.
Around 200 delegates from Beautiful Scotland entrant groups attended, with Fife putting forward the largest amount of groups.
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful praised those present for the impact their efforts have had:
“We sometimes forget the massive impact that a clean and safe environment has on local communities… but there is ample evidence that a good local environment can deliver a broad range of associated benefits… physical and mental health and well-being, civic pride and the creation of economic opportunities.”
The results of the 2015 Beautiful Scotland Awards for Perth and Kinross communities are as follows:
Perth – gold medal, Large Town Winner and winner of David Welch Memorial Award (for something special) for the Riverside Heather Collection
Blairgowrie and Rattray – gold medal
Dunkeld and Birnam – silver gilt medal and Best New Entry
Bridge of Earn – Silver Gilt medal
Pitlochry – Gold medal and Small Town Category winner
Comrie – gold medal
The prestigious Beautiful Scotland Rosebowl Award was presented to Bute in Bloom.
Thanks to everyone who helped our communities achieve it!