Burgh blooming brilliant?

MONIFIETH will come under the spotlight next week when the judges from the Beautiful Scotland campaign come calling.

They will be assessing the efforts of Monifieth Eco Force on behalf of environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The quality, design and maintenance of Monifieth’s horticultural displays will be examined, along with sustainable development and biodiversity initiatives which will include wildlife protection and promotion of green projects. Also scored will be the environmental quality of the burgh, with judges looking for dog fouling, litter, graffiti, fly-posting and weeds. Last but not least, the judges will also rate Monifieth on the level of community involvement in each of these areas.

Monifieth Eco Force will find out how well they have done at an awards ceremony in Motherwell on September 11, when one community will be awarded the Rosebowl Trophy. A selection of the prize-winners will also be nominated for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom 2013 competition.

Keep Scotland Beautiful’s environmental quality coordinator, Helen Darvill, said: “Keep Scotland Beautiful would like to wish all the Beautiful Scotland groups the best of luck with the competition. We are thrilled that so many groups from across Scotland have entered this year, and hope that the judges are impressed during their visit. It is wonderful that we are able to acknowledge and reward the groups hard work, commitment, and dedication to improving their local areas for residents and visitors alike.”