Formartine is looking blooming fantastic!

All of the school winners proudly hold their awards
All of the school winners proudly hold their awards

The best floral displays across Formartine communities and schools have been awarded by the Formartine Partnership.

The organisation announced the winners of its annual Beginning to Blossom and Formartine in Bloom competitions at Meldrum Academy on Tuesday, October 10.

The Formartine in Bloom winners with their awards

The Formartine in Bloom winners with their awards

Formartine Partnership Development Officer, Rod Gunson, said: “The ceremony went very well, 135 people attended including representatives from all of the schools involved.

“Nine schools entered the competition and the quality of entries has gone up from last year.

“For Formartine in Bloom we had eight small, seven medium and two large communities, and again the standards were very high, the competition is getting tighter.

“A special judges award for something out of the ordinary went to Auchterless School for their project on butterflies which the judges thought was very impressive.

“Other highlights included the new Memorial Garden at Methlick and the new path and field area at Collieston that helps to unite the village.”

Rod added: “All of the Formartine in Bloom entries were made entirely by volunteers which is great and it helps to improve community spirit as everyone groups together.”

The winners were as follows:

Formartine Beginning to Blossom

Winner and Gold Award - Tippery School.

Joint Runner-up and Gold Award - Auchterless School and Udny Green School.

Gold Award - Fintry School and Monquitter School.

Silver Gilt Award - Arnage School, Methlick School, Newburgh Mathers School and Pitmedden School.

Judges’ Special Award - Auchterless School.

Formartine in Bloom

SMALL COMMUNITY

Winner - Collieston.

Runner-up - Auchterless.

Highly Commended - Cultercullen, Foveran, Udny Green, Udny Station, Woodhead of Fyvie and Ythanbank.

MEDIUM COMMUNITY

Winner - Newburgh.

Runner-up - Methlick.

Highly Commended - Cuminestown, Fyvie, Pitmedden, Rothienorman and Tarves.

LARGE COMMUNITY

Winner - Oldmeldrum

Runner-up - Turriff.

MOST IMPROVED SETTLEMENT

Small - Collieston.

Medium - Methlick.

Large - Turriff.