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Beautiful Scotland is a long-established community environmental improvement campaign which is run in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) under the Britain in Bloom campaign. The programme supports community groups across Scotland as they seek to improve and enhance their local environment. Beautiful Scotland is a competition – based on three pillars – with an extensive set of awards and medals.
Beautiful Scotland provides the Scottish entrants to the UK-wide Britain in Bloom competition, which is run by the Royal Horticultural Society. The competition takes place between the regional and national winners in 18 areas – Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and 12 English regions. The regional winners from any given year are entered into the UK-wide event for the following year.
Scotland has been extremely successful in Britain in Bloom in recent years, with at least one class winner in every year since 2005. Most impressively, Scottish entrants have won the highest Champion of Champion award three times in the seven years from 2006-2012, with two successes for the large village of Falkland in Fife, and one win for the small town of Alness in the Highlands.
East Haven Together
In 2018, East Haven Together represents Scotland in the 'Coastal' category of the RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals. It is one of 76 finalists from across the UK (five from Scotland). For the full list of the 2018 finalists, click here.
East Haven is a small coastal village on the Angus coast and one of the earliest recorded fishing communities in Scotland dating back to 1214. The charity was established in 2015 to promote and protect the environment, its heritage and develop a sustainable community. Through the work of the heritage and garden group, the charity encourages people of all ages and all abilities to work together to make East Haven a better place to live and visit.
This year, Colourful Carnoustie continues to work to identify areas for improvements in the town. The group plans to maintain the towns' floral displays at least at the current level, which sits well with its budget predictions. The group members will endeavour to engage with the local community and encourage increased participation in events such as beach cleans and other projects that are identified as necessary in the future.