Search is on for greenest communities

Community groups can show off their green credentials in the Scottish Government’s ‘Greener Together’ Awards 2014.

The awards, which celebrate and reward communities for their environmental action, are now in their second year and are part of the national ‘Greener Together’ campaign, which encourages everyone across the country to play their part in making Scotland a cleaner, greener place to live.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead said: “We’re thrilled to be opening the awards for nomination again. It’s great to be able to reward our hard working communities who are doing a fantastic job helping to make Scotland a greener, cleaner place to live.”

Nominations for the Greener Together Community Awards can now be submitted online on

The award winners are chosen by a specially selected panel of judges who decide on the winning five projects in accordance with set criteria and how well they bring greener living ‘to life’. The closing date for entries is January 31, 2014.

Winners will be presented with a Greener Together Award plaque in recognition of their achievement, designed and produced by Scottish artist Kate Ive.

Full details and how to nominate a project, as well as terms and conditions are available online at or e-mail your entry to