Melrose takes Floral Gateway title

The Floral Gateway Awards ceremony. Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Melrose has been named "Champion of Champions" at Scottish Borders Council's Floral Gateway Awards.

Judging took place in late July/early August and took into account three key areas - floral presentation, cleanliness and community involvement.

The results were:

  • Champion of Champions – Melrose

  • Town – 1, Peebles; 2, Galashiels

  • Large Village – 1, Coldstream; 2, Newtown St Boswells; 3, Lauder

  • Small Village – 1, Coldingham; 2, Greenlaw; 3, Ancrum

  • Wee Village – 1, Westruther; 2, Birgham; 3, Whitsome

As ever, the quality of the entries into our Floral Gateway Awards was of the highest standard, and the judges had a very difficult time picking the winners.

Councillor David Paterson, SBC’s Executive Member for Environmental Services