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Highland Perthshire Groups Recognised at Beautiful Scotland Awards

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Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom and Pitlochry in Bloom are both being recognised for their efforts in keeping their areas beautiful, at this year’s return of the Beautiful Scotland competition after a two year pause.

A total of 46 entrants from 18 local authority areas were congratulated for their efforts to support and enhance their local communities, encouraging biodiversity and contributing to climate action at the online event. In the non-competitive option, both Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom and Pitlochry in Bloom will receive a Certificate of Recognition in the non-judged category.

Beautiful Scotland, part of Keep Scotland Beautiful, works in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to provide opportunities for volunteers, groups and local authorities to gain recognition for their efforts to protect and enhance local places. 

Barry Fisher, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We’re in a climate and nature emergency, but we know that communities across Scotland have been working tirelessly to protect and enhance their neighbourhoods, reconnecting with the environment and their communities, and rebuilding after the challenges that the lockdowns posed.

“Beautiful Scotland provides us with such a wonderful opportunity to recognise all the excellent work being done, and to celebrate with, and thank everyone who is keeping Scotland beautiful.

“I’d like to thank the groups in Perthshire for all they do, and I’d encourage others to get involved.”

Kay Clark, Community Development Manager for RHS, said: 

“It is really encouraging to see community gardeners using their talents to help address the defining issue of our time and embrace planet-friendly gardening. Gardeners across Scotland are turning to novel and inspiring ways to support the environment, wildlife and ensure their local areas are attractive places to live and work. Congratulations to them all.”

If you would like to get involved in Beautiful Scotland in 2023, you can find out more information at keepscotlandbeautiful.org/beautifulscotland

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