Archive for December, 2015

Allotments Succeed in the Its Your Neighbourhood Campaign

Monday, December 7th, 2015
Holmlea Allotments

Holmlea Allotments

Its Your Neighbourhood is a non-competitive community environmental improvement campaign run by the Keep Scotland Beautiful charity in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society. The campaign is based around the three themes of Community Participation, Environmental Responsibility and Gardening Achievement.  It is designed to attract volunteer led community groups which are cleaning and beautifying their neighbourhoods.  Keep Scotland Beautiful rewards groups through a series of certificates to acknowledge the good work being done on behalf of their communities.

This year 8 allotment sites from around Scotland took part in the campaign of which 6 were awarded the highest level 5 (outstanding) certificate.  In addition 2 (Slopefield and Holmlea) of these were awarded Certificates of Distinction for consistent improvement over the years.  SAGS would like to congratulate all the participating sites for their initiative.  It would be wonderful if more sites joined in next year.  To find out about the campaign and how to take part go to the Keep Scotland Beautiful web site.