Blooming good news for a beautiful town

Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow is set to put the town and Scotland on the map – in a UK- wide competition.

The group excelled in the 2013 Beautiful Scotland Competition, which is managed by the leading independent charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful.

And this year, as one of six, Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow will represent the best of Scotland among villages, towns, cities and urban communities from across the UK in the 2014 Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom competition.

Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow won the Medium Town category in 2013.

The expert volunteer judges who visited the town said: “The group works for the enhancement of the environment in Linlithgow.

“The collaboration between the group and other organisations and individuals comes together to deliver an interesting, green and diverse town. ”

Building on its success last year, Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow will have the opportunity to showcase its horticultural achievements to judges again later this year.

The group will find out its level of achievement at an award ceremony in Bristol on October 16.

Ron Smith, Burgh Beautiful chairman, said: “We are delighted to be representing Scotland for a second time in Britain in Bloom.

“It’s our big chance to gain recognition on a UK basis and we hope everyone in the community will join together to make the town look its best in the summer, not only for the judges’visit but for the benefit of all residents and visitors”.