The annual Beautiful Scotland Awards, organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful, were presented last week at a ceremony in Perth, celebrating the hard work of local authorities, community groups and individuals across the country in improving their local communities and making them beautiful.
The Bute in Bloom project won the overall Rosebowl award as well as the gold medal in the Coastal Town Category.
Argyll and Bute’s Provost, Rothesay-based Councillor Len Scoullar, welcomed this news, saying: ‘’This is great news and something that everyone on Bute should be very proud of. Winning top prize in such a prestigious national award ceremony is something that can really help to put the area on the map. My thanks go to our amenity services team and to the hard working and ambitious Bute in Bloom community group.
‘’The really important thing for me is not to look at this award, or the magnificent bedding displays in isolation, but see how it fits into the wider context of community led regeneration in Rothesay. We celebrated the wonderful THI project last week, we are seeing the Rothesay Pavilion renovation moving forward, with a great closing weekend planned at the end of the month, and can hopefully look forward to even more money being spent in the town centre following a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
‘’All these things fit together, making Rothesay an attractive place for people to live and to visit. Congratulations to all involved.’’