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Scottish groups selected as RHS Britain in Bloom finalists

Five Scottish groups have been selected as RHS Britain in Bloom finalists, following their success at the Beautiful Scotland Awards in 2017.

We are delighted that following success in the 2017 Beautiful Scotland competition five Scottish groups have become RHS Britain in Bloom 2018 finalists - in recognition of tireless efforts to deliver environmental improvements in its local area.

The five Scottish finalists include, Growing Smarter, Granite City Aberdeen, East Haven Together, Falkirk Delivers, Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow and Beautiful Perth.  They will join more than 71 other groups from across the UK to compete to be selected as the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful place in the UK.

Now in its 54th year, the UK Britain In Bloom competition pits rural villages, urban areas and city centres against one another across a range of criteria that includes horticultural know-how, community engagement, efforts to bolster biodiversity and climate change adaptation. All entrants will be visited by a team of RHS national judges in August.

Juliette Camburn, Community Projects Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We are delighted that five Scottish groups have reached the 2018 RHS Britain in Bloom finals. It is another opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of groups across Scotland who all make a significant contribution in helping to improve local environmental quality.

“In partnership with RHS, Keep Scotland Beautiful has supported the work of these groups to bring forward a range of environmental improvements and it is great to see them compete at a UK level. We wish the Scottish finalists the very best of luck.”

Chair of the Britain in Bloom judging panel, Darren Share said: “The Britain in Bloom campaign galvanises communities and provides the driving force for thousands of gardening enthusiasts across the country.

“Britain in Bloom groups work tirelessly throughout the year to tackle local issues and improve the place they call home. Everyone benefits from the work these groups carry out and I have seen first-hand the positive impact Britain in Bloom has in bringing communities together.”  

The UK winners of each category and of discretionary awards will be announced at an awards ceremony in Belfast on 19 October 2018.

If you want to get involved in the #OurBloom competitions you can register to enter Beautiful Scotland and the non competitive campaign It's Your Neighbourhood now.

05 February 2018

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