Dunfermline wins gold at Beautiful Scotland Awards

Dunfermline defied its nickname of the Auld Grey Toun with spectacular success at the Beautiful Scotland awards. The hard work dedicated to making the city a more appealing destination in which to work and shop, as well as visit, 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