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Community growing celebrated

Representatives from almost 150 community projects from across Scotland were presented with certificates at the Beautiful Scotland and It's Your Neighbourhood Annual Seminar and Awards Ceremony in Stirling’s Albert Halls this week (Wednesday 26 October), with 23 projects receiving certificates of distinction for their outstanding work in their local community.

Celebrating the hard work of local groups making environmental improvements, our It's Your Neighbourhood campaign provides support and recognition to communities that are working to make their local environment clean, green and sustainable.  Certificates were presented by Chair of our Charity Trustees Lindsay Montgomery CBE.


The Beautiful Scotland and It's Your Neighbourhood campaigns support and recognise the work of community groups across Scotland as they seek to improve and enhance their local environment. These campaigns are run in partnership with the RHS.  This year we have been celebrating 50 years of Beautiful Scotland and our community growing activities.  A full list of groups which received an award can be found here.


Lindsay Montgomery CBE, Chair of the Board of Charity Trustees for Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: “I would like to congratulate all of the recipients of the 2016 It's Your Neighbourhood award and thank them for their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment.


“These awards are designed to celebrate community effort to improve local environments Scotland-wide. From litter picking to bulb planting - all of these activities help to create vibrant communities, nurture respect for local places and improve wellbeing.


“Year on year we are seeing the groups which participate in our community growing initiatives demonstrating a real drive and commitment towards improving local areas - as well as making a significant difference to neighbourhoods the length and breadth of Scotland.”

25 October 2016

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