2024 Beautiful Scotland Key Dates

End January – 30 April: On-line registration open for Beautiful Scotland

Thursday 14 March, 7-8pm - online: informal get together to outline our free support and resources, hear from 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.

April (date and time TBC) - 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.

January - end June: Mentor support available from judges

1 July: Deadline for Beautiful Scotland portfolio submission; deadline for Discretionary Award submissions and seven supporting images per submission

July, date TBC: Judges training day, location TBC

19 July: Deadline for photo submission (for use at Award Ceremony, website and online)

29 July – 11 August: Beautiful Scotland judging takes place

15 August: Judges debriefing day

22 August: Discretionary Award selection panel

September (date and time TBC), Aberdeen (venue TBC): Beautiful Scotland Celebration and Awards event and presentation of medal certificates, category and discretionary awards, and the overall Rosebowl

September/October - virtual: Beautiful Scotland judges' surgeries - the opportunity to chat through your group's mark sheet with your judges

21 October (venue TBC): RHS Britain in Bloom UK & CI Finals Award Ceremony

December (date TBC) - 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 Special Awards and NatureScot It's Your Neighbourhood Pollinator Friendly Award

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