Bute in Bloom scoops award in national competition

Argyll and Bute Council's Jimmy Lilley with Keep Scotland Beautiful judges Sandra MacLennan and Terry Stott during their visit to Ardencraig Gardens on August 4, 2016.
Argyll and Bute Council's Jimmy Lilley with Keep Scotland Beautiful judges Sandra MacLennan and Terry Stott during their visit to Ardencraig Gardens on August 4, 2016.

The community group behind the island's Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign has cause to celebrate after winning a silver gilt award in this year's competition.

Bute in Bloom attended the awards ceremony last night (Wednesday, September 14) at Aberdeen Beach Ballroom where they discovered they had won second place in the category of Coastal Towns.

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the Beautiful Scotland 2016 award winners. Quality local environments are vital to vibrant communities and good for business - helping to nurture respect for local places and improve wellbeing.

“All our Beautiful Scotland entrants have committed a lot of their own time and energy to make sure that Scotland’s outdoor spaces are kept clean, green and beautiful. The Beautiful Scotland awards ceremony provides the opportunity to showcase the role that they have played in making a difference. It is vital that we reward their efforts and celebrate their achievements.”