BID wins Gold
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Blooming marvellous - Dunfermline’s gold success at awards night
Dunfermline defied its nickname of the Auld Grey Toun with spectacular success at the Beautiful Scotland awards.
The hard work put in to make the city a more appealing place to visit, shop and work in was recognised at the awards ceremony in Aberdeen.
Dunfermline Delivers received a gold award and was also overall winner in the BID category defeating bigger cities such as Aberdeen. The Dunfermline in Bloom project also received a silver award.
Dunfermline Delivers BID manager Lisa Edwards said afterwards, “I’m delighted by our success at the awards ceremony.
“I felt very proud for Dunfermline to be recognised in this way and the award is for all the hard work put in by our businesses and our volunteers.
“In particular I’d like to thank the efforts of John O’Neil and Nigel Stevens of the parks department, as well as Ross Hepburn at Lady Helen Nurseries.
“Great credit must also go to Fife Council and to Councillor Helen Law for leading the Dunfermline in Bloom project.”
Councillor Law said, “It’s a fantastic achievement for the BID to win a gold award. I’m absolutely delighted that people have come to Dunfermline and been so impressed by the work going on here.
“It doesn’t just happen overnight. There’s a lot of work goes into winning these awards and I’m so pleased that Dunfermline’s receiving this recognition.”
Fife Provost Jim Leishman was also present to enjoy Dunfermline’s success in Aberdeen.
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said, “I would like to congratulate all of the Beautiful Scotland 2016 award winners. Quality local environments are vital to vibrant communities and good for business - helping to nurture respect for local places and improve wellbeing.
“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.”
The full list of Fife award winners was:
- Aberdour Village in Bloom - Silver Gilt Award
- Beautiful Kilconquhar - Gold Award, Wee Village Category overall winner
- Cupar in Bloom - Gold Award
- Dunfermline Delivers - Gold Award, BID Category overall winner
- Dunfermline in Bloom - Silver Award
- Growing Kirkcaldy - Gold Award, Small City category overall winner
- Inverflora - Gold Award
- Kinghorn in Bloom - Silver Gilt Award
- Leslie Community Trust - Silver Award
- Low Valleyfield - Silver Award
- St Andrews BID - Gold Award