Taking Pride in Bonnie Dundee30/07/19
Judges from the Beautiful Scotland competition have put Dundee’s environmental assets to the test.
They have seen the efforts that have been made by Bonnie Dundee – a partnership between the council and community groups, organisations and businesses from across the city.
Neighbourhood service convener Councillor Anne Rendall said: “I wish Bonnie Dundee’s entry every success in this year’s Beautiful Scotland, both the City Council and community volunteers have been working exceptionally hard throughout the year to ensure that the city is seen at its best.”
Bonnie Dundee is a partnership of community groups, Dundee City Council, organisations, businesses and individual volunteers who take forward Dundee’s entry into the City category of Beautiful Scotland.
Dundee has a strong presence of community groups and these all play an important part in the ongoing Take Pride in Your City campaign.
Judges visited Dundee UNiversity's Botanic Gardens today to see these efforts for themselves.
The groups and their hard working volunteers are involved in projects throughout the city, from maintaining planters, community gardens and allotments to litter picks and using the city’s open spaces to improve mental and physical health, plus enhance local communities and their environment.
The Bonnie Dundee entry was awarded a Silver Gilt medal in 2018 and the Slessor Gardens and Waterfront area were awarded the Visit Scotland Award for Tourism.
Beautiful Scotland celebrates and supports the achievements of communities who have come together to make positive and lasting improvements to their village, town or city. This Scotland-wide campaign is run by Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB), the charity for Scotland’s environment, in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).