2023 Beautiful Scotland Key Dates
End January – 30 April: On-line registration open for Beautiful Scotland
22 March, 10-1.30pm: judges planning meeting
11 April, 7-8pm (online): an informal get together to outline the free support and resources available this year, hear from some groups as to why they take part and what they get up to over the year, and time for you to ask questions and chat to each other. Email if interested in attending.
26 April, 2-4pm (online): Beautiful Scotland Spring Seminar - a great opportunity to get together, get some practical guidance and advice, meet our volunteer judges and be inspired by each other.
May - end June: Mentor support available from judges
3 July: Deadline for Beautiful Scotland portfolio submission; deadline for Discretionary Award submissions and seven supporting images per submission
13 July: Judges training day, Blantyre
21 July: Deadline for photo submission (for use at Award Ceremony, website and online)
31 July – 13 August: Beautiful Scotland judging takes place
17 August: Judges debriefing day
23 August: Discretionary Award selection panel
8 September, RBGE: Beautiful Scotland Celebration event and presentation of medal certificates, category and discretionary awards, and the overall Rosebowl
September/October (virtual/in-person): Beautiful Scotland judges' surgeries - the opportunity to chat through your group's mark sheet with your judges
23 October (RHS Lindley Halls): RHS Britain in Bloom UK & CI Finals Award Ceremony
5 December (virtual): Beautiful Scotland and It's Your Neighbourhood Annual Seminar and presentation of It's Your Neighbourhood certificates, Beautiful Scotland and It's Your Neighbourhood Discretionary Awards and NatureScot It's Your Neighbourhood Pollinator Friendly Award