Cumbernauld is once more in the running to be named the Best Small City in Scotland at the annual Beautiful Scotland awards. In recent years, Cumbernauld has fared well in the competition, winning the prestigious silverware in 2013 and last year being awarded the Silver level of achievement. The entry is again being co-ordinated by Cumbernauld Environmental Society, with a portfolio to be submitted in the coming months, and preparation already underway for the Beautiful Scotland judges’ visit to Cumbernauld in late Summer.
Adam Smith, spokesman for Cumbernauld Environmental Society, said “Cumbernauld’s rich environment of parks, gardens, and woodlands, means that over half of our town is green space. We will again use the Beautiful Scotland entry to positively promote Cumbernauld, and to recognise the hard work of community groups and dedicated individuals who help to improve Cumbernauld’s environment.
“We’re looking for local organisations to tell us about their projects and any work they’ve carried out with the Beautiful Scotland themes of Community Participation, Environmental Responsibility, or Horticultural Achievement, either to be promoted within the portfolio, or personally visited by the judges. Information can be submitted to us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at our next public meeting in New College Lanarkshire’s Cumbernauld Campus at 7:15pm on Thursday 28th May”.