Floral Gateway 2015

SBBN-24-09-15 Coldstream winners Floral Gateway 2015 large village category
SBBN-24-09-15 Coldstream winners Floral Gateway 2015 large village category

The best blooming towns and villages in the Borders were recognised at Scottish Borders Council’s annual Floral Gateway Awards.

This year’s winners and runners-up were celebrated at a ceremony at Newtown St Boswells, on Monday September 14.

Berwickshire’s communities did themselves proud. In the Large Village category Coldstream was declared the winner, with Lauder third.

And in the Small Village group, Coldingham took first prize, ahead of Green law and Ancrum.

There was success in the Wee Village category too, with Westruther first, Birgham second and Whitsome third.

Councillor David Paterson, SBC’s executive member for environmental services, said: “As ever, the quality of the entries into our Floral Gateway Awards was of the highest standard, and the judges had a very difficult time picking the winners.

“Communities across the Scottish Borders do a fantastic job in making their town or village bright and beautiful for local people and visitors to enjoy, and the Floral Gateway Awards are an appropriate way for us to recognise the efforts of the many volunteers involved.” Lauder was given a Welcome Award as a new entrant.

Pictured above is Coldstream’s Will Murray accepting the Large Village award.