Your charity for Scotland’s environment

Awards

The Premier Award – called The Rosebowl Trophy – is given to the overall winner across all categories, receiving the highest overall marks.

In addition, there are Category Awards for the best entrant in each category. They are as follows:

  • Wee Village Trophy
  • Small Village Trophy
  • Large Village Trophy
  • Small Town Trophy
  • Medium Town Trophy
  • Large Town Trophy
  • Small City Trophy
  • City Trophy
  • Residential Community Trophy (previously called 'Flatted Community')
  • Urban Community Trophy
  • Coastal Village Trophy
  • Coastal Town Trophy (The David Kerr Coastal Resort Trophy)
  • Business Improvement District Trophy

There are also a series of Discretionary Awards for outstanding performance in particular areas. They are:

Community Horticulture Award: Presented to the community entrant that demonstrates the highest quality of horticultural displays.

Jim Murdie Trophy for Sustainability: Presented to the community entrant that demonstrates the highest commitment to sustainable landscaping or sustainable development.

Garden for Life Biodiversity Award: Presented to the entrant that demonstrates the greatest commitment to supporting and increasing biodiversity in their local area.

VisitScotland Award for Tourism: Presented to the entrant that demonstrates the greatest effort in the promotion of tourism. This may be either Scotland as a whole or local tourism and may include promotion of the results of their efforts in the campaign on the entrant website. Local heritage projects are particularly relevant for this award.

Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Award: Presented to the entrant or local authority that demonstrates the highest quality of horticultural standards in public open spaces.

Wright Sustainability Award: Presented to the entrant that demonstrates the greatest commitment to sustainable landscaping or development.

Community Involvement Award: Presented to the entrant that demonstrates the greatest community involvement throughout the year in the Beautiful Scotland campaign pillars.  All sectors of the community should be shown to be involved in the local activities.

David Welch Memorial Award: Presented to the entrant that demonstrates particular commitment to the Beautiful Scotland campaign pillars with an interesting, unusual or creative project.

New Entrant Trophy: Presented to a first time entrant or entrant returning after a break of five years or more, that best demonstrates endorsement and development of the Beautiful Scotland campaign pillars.

Keep Scotland Beautiful Award: Presented to the entrant that demonstrates consistency, significant progress from the previous year, and particular commitment to the Beautiful Scotland campaign pillars.

RHS Scotland Award for Overcoming Adversity: Presented to the entrant that has overcome challenging circumstances (e.g. flooding; tackling giant hogweed etc.) and shown impressive commitment to improving their local environment through joined-up community action.