Major accolade for Milngavie In Bloom

milngavie in bloom committee members at milngavie train station 15.8.08 picture by jamie forbes
milngavie in bloom committee members at milngavie train station 15.8.08 picture by jamie forbes

Milngavie in Bloom has been awarded for its efforts in improving the local community.

At an award ceremony in Aberdeen held on Friday, September 6, Lord Purvis, Ambassador for Keep Scotland Beautiful, announced that the group had scooped a Silver medal certificate in the Medium Town category of the Beautiful Scotland Awards.

The expert volunteer judges who visited Milngavie commented: “Milngavie has its own identity even though it is very near to Glasgow. Civic pride is palpable and the local Milngavie in Bloom is going a long way to enhance this feeling.

“The group works across the town in all areas, assisting and acting as a catalyst for other groups.”

Beautiful Scotland is a competition run by the independent charity Keep Scotland Beautiful in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society.

Entrants are judged on their year-round horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and their community participation.

The award ceremony is the climax of a year of continuous work by local people throughout Scotland and was attended by almost 150 people.

Awards were presented to a wide range of communities, all of whom had achieved the highest scores in their categories.

In addition, Discretionary Awards were given out to those who demonstrated excellence in their commitment to the campaign.

All the community groups who tirelessly seek to improve their local environments as part of the Beautiful Scotland campaign also received medal certificates to applaud their efforts.

Lord Purvis, who hosted the ceremony, said: “Keep Scotland Beautiful is delighted that Milngavie in Bloom has been awarded a Silver medal certificate this year.

“I would like to congratulate everyone who was involved in achieving this result for Milngavie, and would also like to commend the group for helping to make East Dunbartonshire, and Scotland a cleaner, greener place for us all to enjoy today and tomorrow - through floral enhancement, community participation, and taking responsibility for tackling the criminal activity of littering and dog fouling, Beautiful Scotland groups make a massive difference to our country.”