CULTER in Bloom volunteers were delighted to receive their second Silver Gilt certificate at an annual awards ceremony for the Beautiful Scotland competition.
The ceremony took place on Monday, September 12, in Rothesay, Isle of Bute, with Culter winning second place in the Urban Community category and receiving their award from legendary Scottish comedian, Johnny Beattie.
The first place in this category was won by Aberdeen suburb Dyce - also a Silver Gilt certificate but with slightly higher overall points - and Culter in Bloom chairman Erik Stien agreed with the comment of one Culter resident that it seemed appropriate to be beaten to first place by Dyce because it was former Dyce councillor Ron Clark who inspired Culter folk to start their own environment enhancement group, after a presentation he made to Culter Community Council.
Mr Stien said: “This is the fourth year we have entered the award scheme and our second Silver Gilt award. Culter in Bloom raises funds, provides an infrastructure and plants out our displays - but they would last no time at all without the support and steady care of many local businesses and residents. I’m glad that this has been recognised. Well done to everyone involved - let’s keep it up!”
Culter in Bloom welcomes new volunteers for planting, watering and after-care work. Anyone interested can contact either Mr Stien on (01224) 734149, or Catherine Lacy on (01224) 733710.
Malcolm Sharp is pictured with the award.