Forres in Bloom
‘We Love Where We Live’ is the motto of Forres in Bloom (FIB), a group which has been in existence since 1990. Over the years the town has won Gold Medals in Britain in Bloom, Champion of Champions and Beautiful Scotland. In 2013 the local council reduced support to local groups, and FIB has maintained its high standards by working with local partners and young people to enhance the quality of life and create better and sustainable environments in the historic Royal Burgh.
In 2018, Forres in Bloom won the 'Community Involvement Award':
Forres in Bloom has existed for 28 years and its strength and longevity have been built on the unstinting support of the community. The group’s core team of four meets six days a week and is supported by regular helpers who range in age from four to 91! Forres in Bloom works with primary and secondary schools, environmental groups, community groups, college students, Community Payback, adults with additional support needs and individuals who are looking for company and support for wellbeing. The whole community supports the group in demonstrating its motto ‘We Love Where We Live’.
In 2017, Forres was one of eight Beautiful Scotland groups representing Scotland in the RHS Britain in Bloom finals. The group was awarded a Gold and was joint winner of the 'Town' category. It also picked up the 'RHS Overcoming Adversity Award' for its plant nursery, and Sandra and Ian Maclennan from the group were presented with Community Champion awards. For a list of all the winners, click here.