Forth was delighted to have won silver gilt in this year's Beautiful Scotland competition and would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this possible. This years online ceremony recognised the dedication of volunteers, businesses and local authorities, working in partnership across the country to improve the places they care for.
Forty-six groups entered the programme in 2022, with 28 achieving Medal Certificates, 11 winning awards for topping their category, 14 being recognised with special discretionary awards, as well as the prestigious Rosebowl.
The awards marked their achievements in planting and growing, taking care of the local environment and involving the local community. In addition, 18 groups were awarded with a Certificate of Recognition.

We also received " RHS Discretionary judges award for Overcoming Adversity" . These awards are judged by a panel of experts and are given for outstanding performance in particular areas. In 2023, the group was recognised with the Beautiful Scotland discretionary award - the RHS Scotland Award for Overcoming Adversity: being a resident here, brings many challenges, not least due to an exposed location and perceived lack of facilities. However, Flourishing Forth and its partners seek to address these.

The Eco-Hub is a pivotal response to changing community circumstances. Regular deliveries to the local food bank and providers, enable people to access fresh fruit and vegetables on a regular basis. Organisations such as the local resource centre and church provide warm spaces and soup made from this produce.

The Eco-Hub is completely off grid, and the group has accepted this adversity challenge with gusto! They’ve installed solar panels, battery storage, and rainwater harvesting to support an extensive irrigation system. This latter addition has proved invaluable during recent episodes of water scarcity

This follows on from winning an Outstanding in this years "It's your neighbourhood" awards.

In 2021 we were very proud to be one of only 6 communities out of 200 to win an RHS discretionary award  for ‘Gardening in a Changing Climate’ these are awarded by Keep Scotland Beautiful at the Scottish level of the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign, and were open to groups taking part in our It’s Your Neighbourhood and Beautiful Scotland programmes.

The Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday the 22nd February. It was well attended and three new members joined the committee. The Chairperson and treasurer remain the same, Colin Stockman has stepped down as secretary and the post is now held by Gillian Hope.



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Forth Eco Site Open
The Forth Eco SIte (behind Hailstonegreen at the side of the park) is now open for the 2024 Season.
The public opening times are Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 1pm.Everyone welcome to come and have a look around. If you are interested in volunteering locally please drop in.

The Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday the 22nd February. It was well attended and three new members joined the committee.

Beautiful Scotland Awards

We won Silver Gilt and we were also awarded the RHS Discretionary judges award for Overcoming Adversity,Thank you Keep Scotland Beautiful for a fantastic evening and well done to everyone on their awards,a very big Thanks to all those who assisted in any way

Christmas Lights

The switch on took place on Sunday 29th November 2023, at 4.30pm and was carried out by Mrs Isa Gardiner.Ten new lights were added in 2022, our 20th Anniversary year as these needed to be replaced.
Cloburn Quarry very kindly donated the money so we could purchase the ten lights and we are enormously grateful to them.


We work with residents of all ages for the benefit of our community.The group have a wider remit which includes restoration of our parks and regeneration of our village, participating in Beautiful Scotland and other award schemes.
If you have some spare time & could help with weeding at the eco site or around the village, planting our barrels & hanging baskets in the summer or if you could water the ones near where you live, please get in touch.

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