At the recent Anstruther Community Council meeting, the certificate for the awards which Beautiful Scotland gave to Anstruther, Cellardyke and Kilrenny — the top “Gold” award and the “Best Kept Small Town” award — was proudly showed off, having been received by Cllr. Elizabeth Riches.
The awards, the result of hard work by Anstruther In Bloom members, saw two judges being escorted through the villages to be shown the best these locales have to offer.
Shepherded by Ken Lawson, proprieter of The Spindrift Guest House — whose own front garden is a yearly lush riot of colourful flowers, baskets and plantings — and Jim Braid, a member of the Anstruther Community Council, the judges went on a carefully constructed tour of the three villages. The tour enabled the judges to visit the most places possible in the short time allotted to their visit, ensured they saw as much of the villages and didn’t miss any of the stunning floral displays as possible.
Anstruther in Bloom meetings are open to all, and volunteers as well as financial support are always welcomed. The group has always made it their goal to earn these awards, and now the incentive is to earn them again in the future. For more information, contact Kevin Lancaster at email@example.com.