Meldrum Amenities Improvement Group
A voluntary group established 18 years ago. Its aims are to co-ordinate, facilitate, introduce and raise funds for additional amenities into the town of Oldmeldrum in order to enhance and enrich the environment of the town and the lives of the residents. This involves an extensive floral display throughout the summer months and, to a lesser extent, during autumn, winter and spring. During the festive season the group also displays Christmas illuminations. The group organises regular litter picks where it invites other community groups to join in.
In 2019, Meldrum Amenities Improvement Group won the 'New Entrant Discretionary Award': Situated at a high elevation, growing conditions in Old Meldrum can at times be challenging. This does not stop the Meldrum Amenities Improvement Group from making the town a better place to live. The group is responsible for approximately 300 planters, hanging baskets and other container plantings throughout the town. It operates out of a piece of ground gifted by the local golf club which contain polytunnels and a very useful new large shed. By utilising the tunnels and devising propagation benches, the group is now able to brighten up the town at least four weeks earlier than a few years ago which is greatly appreciated by local people. Despite the dreary weather conditions on judging day, all of the planters, containers and hanging baskets shone out.