Keep Scotland Beautiful Community Celebration Event

Monica was thrilled to join 14 community groups from across Lanarkshire and Falkirk who attended a Keep Scotland Beautiful celebration and networking event at the village community hall in Cumbernauld.

The event showcased Keep Scotland Beautiful cleaning, greening and growing activities with participants from community groups, including Grow Uddingston, Brighter Bothwell, Tidy Clean and Green, Hope Community Garden, Falkirk High School and Ashton School sharing their experiences and achievements from the last year.

Monica attended the event as guest speaker and stayed to present awards, alongside CEO Barry Fisher, to those who had achieved success in the Our Heritage, Our Future, It’s Your Neighbourhood and Beautiful Scotland activities.

Monica said, “It was a pleasure to attend this uplifting Keep Scotland Beautiful event. Local volunteers make our communities stronger, and it was wonderful to see the efforts and achievements of so many individuals and groups across Lanarkshire and Falkirk recognised. Litter and fly tipping are hugely challenging issues, and we need bold solutions. By showcasing the hard work, commitment and impact of volunteers, Keep Scotland Beautiful has shone a deserving spotlight on the community heroes standing up for our environment and putting pride back into our towns and villages.”

Barry Fisher, Keep Scotland Beautiful CEO commented, “It was really inspiring to hear from so many people about the work that they are doing to keep their parts of Scotland beautiful, for those that live there, for those that visit and for the nature and biodiversity we share our country with.  I was particularly heartened to hear from the young people from Falkirk High School and to see lots of new connections being made.  I’d encourage others working to clean and green their communities to reach out and sign up to become part of our Climate and Nature Friendly Communities Network”.