Congratulations to the Powis Residents Group

Everyone at Sunnybank Primary would like to congratulate the Powis Residents Group on their Beautiful Scotland Award.The awards, which were hosted by the City Council and held at the city’s Beach Ballroom, are organised by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Powis Residents Group also received a Silver Gilt Award and was named as the Flatted Community Category overall winner. The group were also presented with the Discretionary Jim Murdie Trophy for Sustainability recognising its innovative approach to community gardening, including reusing and recycling materials to create features enhancing their green space.

The other Aberdeen award winners were:

  • Aberdeen Inspired – Silver Gilt Award
  • Cove in Bloom – Silver Award
  • Culter in Bloom – Silver Gilt Award
  • Dyce in Bloom – Silver Gilt Award

Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said “Aberdeen can rightly be proud that once again we have received a Gold Award at the annual Beautiful Scotland awards.

“Our city has amazingly beautiful parks and green spaces and it’s wonderful that the hard work, effort and enthusiasm put in by our staff, partners and volunteers has received the recognition it deserves.

“I would like to extend congratulations to all our winners and express my thanks for all their endeavours over the last year.”

“All our Beautiful Scotland entrants have committed a lot of their own time and energy to make sure that Scotland’s outdoor spaces are kept clean, green and beautiful. The Beautiful Scotland awards ceremony provides the opportunity to showcase the role that they have played in making a difference. It is vital that we reward their efforts and celebrate their achievements.”

Beautiful Scotland is managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful, a member of the RHS Bloom Federation. Entrants are judged by a team of expert volunteer judges on their year-round achievements. Awards are presented to a range of local authorities and communities who have achieved the highest scores in their categories, with Discretionary Awards given to those who demonstrate excellence in their commitment to the campaign. Some of the winners will go on to represent Scotland in UK RHS Britain in Bloom in 2016.

The Aberdeen awards ceremony was supported by Aberdeen Inspired and sponsored by Balmoral Group Holdings Ltd and Amberol Ltd. Further information can be found at: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/beautifulscotland

Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. We are committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.