Glenrothes named best blooming town in Fife

Margaret Reilly of Take a Pride in Glenrothes group at Riverside Park

Margaret Reilly of Take a Pride in Glenrothes group at Riverside Park

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WITH the Britain in Bloom awards approaching, Glenrothes has been named number one in Fife, reports KEVIN QUINN

Council-run group Take a Pride in Glenrothes have been busy for the past year helping make Glenrothes look it’s best to win the coveted national prize, which is decided upon in St Andrews on 25 September.

Cllr Peter Grant, Fife Council leader

Cllr Peter Grant, Fife Council leader

Last week at the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes was named as the best large town in Fife and best in the Kingdom overall, at this year’s Beautiful Fife Awards.

Margaret Reilly from Take a Pride in Glenrothes hopes this award is a sign of things to come.

She said: “I’m delighted about it. Hopefully it will set a precedent for the bigger one. We got the gold certificate for best large town in Fife and best in Fife overall.

“It’s just desserts to be honest. We hope that is an insight in to what is going to happen at the big one.

“It’s a quite a new event, I think we have won two of the three years.

“I think the main thing for us is that we are very proud of getting it and that we have achieved this again.”

Local councillor Peter Grant thanked local businesses for their help.

He said: “It’s fantastic news for the town and it’s a tribute to the work that has been done by local people.

“It has also been a big boost to the local business that have kept on supporting us. Especially during the last few difficult years.

“I think people will be surprised to hear how much it costs the council.

“We so appreciate that so many of the businesses have stuck by us, we couldn’t have done it without them.

“The British Award will be decided soon so that is exciting and we will be hoping to be successful then too.

“I have always known that Glenrothes is the best town in Fife.”