Local bloom groups clean up at awards ceremony

One of the displays that earned Anstruther an 'outstanding' rating.
One of the displays that earned Anstruther an 'outstanding' rating.
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Three north east Fife bloom groups have cleaned up at an awards ceremony recognising Scotland’s efforts to ‘go green’.

At the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards held in Stirling this week, Anstruther and Cellardyke in Bloom was described as ‘outstanding’, while Blooming Dairsie was said to be ‘thriving’ and Muchty in Bloom ‘developing’.

The awards are organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful in association with the Royal Horticultural Society to acknowledge environmental responsibility and community participation.

They reward local efforts by presenting groups with certificates based on a grade ranging from one to five.

Anstruther and Cellardyke in Bloom, which operates under the umbrella of the local community council, was given a five, earning the judges’ praise for ‘the impressive floral impact seen at every corner and along the sea front; flourishing allotments and enthusiastic gardeners.’

Blooming Dairsie received a four for its ‘commitment to improving the environment of the village.’

The work this year has concentrated on the floral tubs, and planning an orchard using Heritage Scots varieties in the grounds of the village hall.

Muchty in Bloom, meanwhile, earned a score of three for its efforts in the floral enhancement of Auchtermuchty; engaging members of the community to improve their environment through planting and environmental activities and improving biodiversity and sustainability.