Edinburgh is celebrating after the city scooped a top prize at the Britain in Bloom National Awards ceremony last night (Saturday, 12 October).
Scotland’s capital city beat off competition from around the UK to win the Gold award in the Large City category.
Environment Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, Councillor Lesley Hinds, said: “This is fantastic news, I am delighted that Edinburgh has won such a prestigious award. This is entirely due to the talents and sheer hard work of our many Friends of Parks’ groups, community volunteers and the Council’s parks team.
“Edinburgh is a stunning city with beautiful parks and green spaces, and we will continue to work towards protecting and enhancing them.”
Britain in Bloom is an annual competition organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.