Foulden war memorial is judged to be one of the finest

Foulden war memorial has won an award.
Foulden war memorial has won an award.

FOULDEN’S war memorial has won one of the top prizes in the Royal British Legion’s Best Kept War Memorial Competition 2012.

The Foulden Green War Memorial received the award in the Satellite War Memorial Without Gardens class.

The overall Champion of Champions trophy was presented to the custodians of the Drumnadrochit War Memorial near Loch Ness, who were praised with all the other keepers for taking time and trouble to ensure the appearance of Scotland’s memorials are kept up to a standard befitting our remembrance of those who did not come back from conflict.

Duns was very highly commended in the Small Community With Gardens class, while Eyemouth received the same high praise in the War Memorials Without Gardens category. Coldingham also came very highly commended in the Satellite War Memorials With Gardens.

The presentation of the BKWM Rose Bowl Trophies is scheduled to be held at a ceremony in the Royal British Legion’s Scottish HQ at New Haig House, Edinburgh on October 22.

The judges for the Royal British Legion’s 36th competition were Bill Tait, an advisor to Dobbies Garden Centres and retired specialist at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh; John Morton from Kelso, who is a retired member of the RBLS national council; and Ayr’s John Porter, a retired national chairman of the Royal British Legion Scotland.

The Legion’s Border Area secretary Donald Stokes said: Thanks go to those community councils and members of the public, especially Legion members, who have taken time and trouble to ensure our memorials have been kept up to such a good standard as befits our remembrance of those who did not come back.”