Ellon amongst winners of floral competition

All 10 of the primary schools who took part in this year's Formartine Beginnng to Blossom Competition at the awards ceremony
All 10 of the primary schools who took part in this year's Formartine Beginnng to Blossom Competition at the awards ceremony

The Formartine Partnership recently held their awards ceremony to announce the winners of the Formartine in Bloom and Formartine Beginning to Blossom competitions.

Representatives from all 10 of the schools and most of the communities turned up to discover the winners at the ceremony held in Meldrum Academy on September 29.

Large community winner Ellon at the awards ceremony for the Formartine in Bloom competition

Large community winner Ellon at the awards ceremony for the Formartine in Bloom competition

Slains School was named as the winner of Formartine Beginning to Blossom by judges Bob Davis and Fred Tadhunter, both directors with the Formartine Partnership.

Prizes and certificates were handed out by Carole Baxter of Beechgrove Gardens.

Slains School also received a Gold Award, as did runner up Fintry School as well as Udny Green, Daviot, Auchterless, Tipperty and Monquhitter Schools.

Both Fyvie and Pitmedden Schools won the Silver Gilt Award and Cultercullen School won the Silver Award.

Thanks to a member of the Eco Group at Cultercullen who greatly impressed the judges, the school also won the Judges’ Special Award.

Judging of the 19 communities who took part in Formartine in Bloom was carried out by Jack Grant and Ken Regan both Aberdeenshire Council landscape officers.

The small community winner was Woodhead of Fyvie, with Auchterless as the runner up and Collieston, Foveran, Udny Station, Udny Green, Ythanbank and Birkenhills were all highly commended.

Winner of the medium community was Newburgh, the runner up was Tarves and Methlick, Pitmedden, Cuminestown, Fyvie and Rothienorman were highly commended.

The large community winner this year was Ellon, with Oldmeldrum as the runner up and both Balmedie and Turriff were highly commended.

The Formartine Partnership wish to thank and congratulate all the volunteers who took part and who work hard to ensure Formartine is nice place to live and visit.