Cupar is going for gold in Britain in Bloom

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Cupar in Bloom is set to launch its annual campaign for gardening glory in spectacular style at an event in the Corn Exchange on March 26.

Cupar is one of an elite few chosen to represent Scotland in the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition this summer and Cupar in Bloom chair Mary Law is urging local people to get behind the town’s bid for gold.

It’s been shown that people are happier if they live somewhere that isn’t grey, but is green and colourful.

Mary Law, Cupar in Bloom

“The theme of this year’s Britain in Bloom campaign is ‘Green Streets, Better Lives,’ she explained.

“It’s been shown that people are happier if they live somewhere that isn’t grey, but is green and colourful.

“That’s why we’re encouraging Cuparians to make their own immediate area as attractive as possible.

“Brightening up the little bit of street that you live in is much easier than people might imagine.”

All the local schools will be giving presentations at the launch event and special guest Sandy Scott, a Beautiful Scotland judge and head of parks and countryside for Aberdeen City Council, wiil be giving a talk on ‘Going for Gold’ as well as an illustrated talk on climate challenge.

That’s a subject close to the hearts of pupils of Kilmaron School, who’ll be giving a presentation on the flooding that affected their twinned school in Malawi.

Cupar qualifies as a finalist in the Britain in Bloom campaign thanks to its consistent success over the years in Beautiful Scotland.

This year it’s up against six other communities from all over the UK for the coveted gold award in the town category.

“We hope people will come along and support the campaign,” said Mary.

“There’ll be lots going on and people can come and go as they please.”

The launch event will run from 10am until 1pm.