Celebrating Fife’s community gardeners – Beautiful Fife Awards 2018

The annual Beautiful Fife awards ceremony was held last night (Wednesday 5th September 2018) to thank volunteers for their efforts keeping Fife looking beautiful!

Local communities gathered at the Rothes Halls with Provost of Fife Jim Leishman to be honoured in the Beautiful Fife Towns celebration.

The communities were judged earlier this summer and were assessed on horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community involvement. The fifty participating communities were each presented with their certificates and a number of other communities received discretionary awards. The overall category winners for 2018 are:

  • Best Wee Village – Kilconquhar
  • Best Small Village – Limekilns
  • Best Large Village – East Wemyss
  • Best Coastal Village – Aberdour
  • Best Coastal Town – St Andrews
  • Best Small Town – Inverkeithing
  • Best Medium Town – Cupar
  • Best Large Town – Kirkcaldy

Keith Jackson, Parks and Community Events Officer said: “The communities throughout Fife faced the unusual challenge this year of spectacularly warm weather and I have to take my hat off to their ability to ensure that their plants did not suffer and continued to flourish.
“Beautiful Fife is about so much more of course and it was refreshing to see how the communities engaged with young people and also concentrated on the biodiversity of their local areas. In my opinion they are all winners!”

As well as floral impact the communities are assessed on their environmental responsibility and overall community involvement.

Congratulating the winners Provost Leishman said: “Fife boasts many talented gardeners and, as ever, the standard from entrants this year was very high. Congratulations to all the winners for their enthusiasm, imagination and skill!”


Discretionary Awards Winner
Horticultural Achievement Cupar
Environmental Responsibility East Wemyss
Community Involvement Allan Court Burntisland
Best New Entry Rosyth
Judges Award TWIG
Rosyth Community Gardens & Orchard
Project Award Burntisland Allotments,
Dalgety Bay Community
Woodland Group
Heritage Award St Andrews Preservation Trust
Innovation Award Aberdour Hertiage Centre
Fife Council Young People Award New Gilston
Dalgety Bay
Balmerino Primary School


Village/Town being Judged
Medal Awarded
Aberdour Gold
Anstruther & Cellardyke Gold
Auchtermuchty Silver
Benarty Silver Gilt
Buckhaven Gold
Burntisland Gold
Cairneyhill Gold
Cardenden Silver Gilt
Carnock Gold
Ceres Gold
Charlestown Gold
Coaltown of Wemyss Gold
Colinsburgh Gold
Cowdenbeath Silver Gilt
Crombie Silver
Crossgates Gold
Cupar Gold
Dalgety Bay Silver Gilt
Dunfermline Silver Gilt
Dunshalt Silver Gilt
East Wemyss Gold
Elie & Earlsferry Silver Gilt
Falkland Silver Gilt
Freuchie Gold
Gauldry Gold
Halbeath Silver
Hillend Silver
Inverkeithing Gold
Kelty Silver Gilt
Kennoway Silver Gilt
Kilconquhar Gold
Kincardine Silver
Kirkcaldy Gold
Leuchars Silver
Leven Silver Gilt
Limekilns Gold
Lochgelly Silver
Low Valleyfield Gold
Milton of Balgonie Bronze
New Gilston Gold
Newport on Tay Silver Gilt
Pitlessie Silver Gilt
Rosyth Silver Gilt
St Andrews Gold
Star Silver
Strathkinness Gold
Tayport Gold
Townhill Gold
Woodside Bronze
Wormit Silver Gilt