North-east gardening groups praised by Keep Scotland Beautiful judges

Mill O' Forest School in Stonehaven and Anna Ritchie School in Peterhead have been chosen to exhibit their award-winning work at Gardening Scotland.
Mill O' Forest School in Stonehaven and Anna Ritchie School in Peterhead have been chosen to exhibit their award-winning work at Gardening Scotland.

Numerous north-east gardening groups have been recognised at a prestigious ceremony in Scotland.

In total, eighteen green-fingered clubs from across the region were praised by Keep Scotland Beautiful judges at Stirling’s Albert Hall on Monday night for their commitment to cleaning up and improving their local area.

The charity’s campaign, It’s Your Neighbourhood, attracted 122 entries from across the country.

Among the groups recognised was Ashley Road School Parent Council in Aberdeen, who judges said had worked hard to “revitalise” the school grounds and provide more greenery and wildlife habitats for the pupils and wider community.

In Aberdeen, other groups to be praised included – Bucksburn & Newhills Community Council, Cummings Park Community Flat, Donside Community Association, Friends of Denburn, Friends of Duthie Park, Friends of the Howes, Friends of Union Terrace Gardens, Gallowgate Residents Association, Garthdee Field Allotments Association, More Blooms in Cults Bieldside Milltimber, Nether Loirston Growers Association, Powis Residents Association, Slopefield Allotment Association and Westpark Wildlife Garden.

In Aberdeenshire, the Inverurie Environmental Improvement Group and Kincardine O’Neil in Bloom were both recognised, while the Strategic Partnership for Improving the City of Elgin was also commended.

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