However, official recognition has now been gained for all the work that has been done by John Brittan and his willing band of volunteers, which now numbers 27, although more helpers are always welcome. The "It's Your Neighbourhood" judges, part of the Keep Scotland Beautiful charity, awarded Greener Cambusbarron 77 points out of 100, which placed it in the second top category, described as "thriving." The points were gained over three disciplines - community participation, environmental responsibility and gardening achievement.
The official report by judge Martha Halbert stated: "This project impressed me hugely, given the level of community participation, the scale of improvements made and the number of outcomes achieved in such a short space of time.
"The hanging baskets and other planting in the village and around it really make Cambusbarron a very attractive and pretty village.
"The information boards and leaflets around Gillies Hill make for an excellent community resource and do a wonderful job of highlighting the rich historical heritage of the area. I am looking forward to seeing what this group achieve next year."
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