Peebles blossoms at Floral Gateway Awards
Towns and villages across the Borders rose to the occasion for the 17th Floral Gateway Awards. This year’s winners and runners-up were celebrated at a ceremony at Scottish Borders Council’s Headquarters in Newtown St Boswells, with Peebles named overall Champion of Champions. The full results were:
The four joint winners of the Clean and Tidy Award each receive a new waste bin for their communities, while the two Quality of Life winners will receive a new bench.
Councillor David Paterson, SBC’s Executive Member for Environmental Services, said: “The Floral Gateway Awards aim to recognise the huge amount of work that goes on across the Borders by teams of volunteers, and I am delighted that communities have also embraced the new awards we introduced last year.
“Well done to all participants, but particularly the hard-working team at Peebles who thoroughly deserved the Champion of Champions award.”
Champion of Champions
- St Boswells
Border Biodiversity winner
Clean and Tidy winners
Duns, Eyemouth, Kelso and Melrose
Quality of Life winners
Lauder and Birgham
Welcome Award winners
Duns, Eyemouth, Kelso and Lauder