Registration is now open for the Beautiful Scotland competition, organised by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. This year a new category for Business Improvement Districts, Town Centres and City Centres has been created.
Beautiful Scotland is a long-established community environmental improvement campaign which KSB runs in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) under the Britain in Bloom campaign. The programme supports community groups across Scotland as they seek to improve and enhance their local environment. Beautiful Scotland is a competition – based on three pillars – with an extensive set of awards and medals.
Beautiful Scotland provides the Scottish entrants to the UK-wide Britain in Bloom competition, which is run by the Royal Horticultural Society. The competition takes place between the regional and national winners in 18 areas – Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and 12 English regions. The regional winners from any given year are entered into the UK-wide event for the following year.
Scotland has been extremely successful in Britain in Bloom in recent years, with at least one class winner in every year since 2005. Most impressively, Scottish entrants have won the highest Champion of Champion award three times in the seven years from 2006-2012, with two successes for the large village of Falkland in Fife, and one win for the small town of Alness in the Highlands.
Registration for the 2018 Beautiful Scotland campaign is now open - register here. (from 2018 onwards: free registration in your first year! (excluding BID and Town Centre/City Centre entries)
Read full competition information here.
Original text from KSB, with additional editing by STP.