It’s blooming marvellous

FH Burgh Beautiful 11/04/2017
FH Burgh Beautiful 11/04/2017

An environmental group set up to enhance the look of the town has received a funding boost this week.

Burgh Beautiful which is made up of a number of local groups and volunteers received £2000 from Tesco’s community bags of help grant.

The grant – money donated from 5p bag sales – will go towards relaying the pathway at Burgh Beautiful’s base at Clarendon just off Manse Road in Linlithgow.

Averil Stewart, vice-chairperson of Burgh Beautiful, said: “The path, which was laid by volunteers, gets slippy in winter so we felt before we could have a lot of members of the public coming here we needed to make the paths safe so that is what the £2000 will go towards.

“In the long-term we would like to have workshops open to the public, summer work days for kids during the holidays but that depends on volunteers and funding here.”

It is a big year for Burgh Beautiful membrs who have entered the Beautiful Scotland competition hoping to emulate their success in 2011 when they won the coveted Rosebowl honour for Best in the country.

Averil added: “Volunteers are working incredibly hard for the judges who will come at the beginning of August.

“Right the way through the town they will see so many different things from the flower beds, hanging baskets and flower tubs.”

John Ward, Linlithgow Tesco community champion, said: “We’re glad to be helping out local community projects.

“This has given them extra funding and hopefully will help the charity.”