A former overgrown bowling green which was transformed into a thriving community space has been given a top north-east award.
Bonnymuir Green Community Trust is one of a series of eco-friendly organisations from across Aberdeen which have been celebrated for making the city more sustainable.
The group set up a garden to grow fruit and vegetables, a wild meadow and ponds to improve biodiversity. It also carries out its own composting and uses recycled wood for building projects.
The 2019 EcoCity Awards, which are organised by the city council, also celebrated projects including RSBP Scotland’s DolphinWatch, CleanUp Aberdeen and Cults Primary School’s walking bus scheme.
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “Many congratulations to the winners and our thanks go to everyone who took part in the 2019 Eco-Awards with the encouragement to keep up the good work and keep spreading the eco-friendly message.
“Our community groups and schools around the city do a fantastic job of spreading the eco-friendly message and deserve to be congratulated for their hard work.”
The full list of winners:
- Overall EcoCity Award, Sustainable Food Award – Bonnymuir Garden, Bonnymuir Green Community Trust
- Judges’ Award – Project Craster, Aberdeen City Council Environmental Service
- Growing Smarter (Individual) – The Council Gardener vlog, Danny Shand.
- Growing Smarter (Organisation) – DolphinWatch, RSPB Scotland
- Clean-up Champion (Individual) – CleanUp Aberdeen, Lorna Graham
- Clean-up Champion (Organisation) – School Project, Aberdeen University Marine Society
- Sustainable Travel – Walking Bus Scheme, Cults Primary School
- Waste and Recycling Champion EcoCity – Nappy Library, NCT Aberdeen.