Commenting on the stunning success enjoyed by local groups and East Lothian Council at this year’s Beautiful Scotland Awards, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“I want to congratulate all of the local winners at this year’s Beautiful Scotland Awards.

“They have collectively contributed to East Lothian being the joint most successful area at the 2021 awards, which is a really wonderful achievement.

“I’m particularly pleased to see some newcomers being recognised alongside the more experienced local groups.

“This latest success is very well deserved acknowledgement for all the hard work of the volunteers involved in keeping our towns and villages looking their best all year round.”

As well as the East Lothian winners, there was also success for groups from Melrose, Duns, Lauder, Eyemouth, Lanark, Dumfries and Kirkconnel.

Further information about Beautiful Scotland, including a full list of winners, can be found at