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A housing and day care development in Falkirk has had its gardening skills recognised with an outstanding achievement award from Beautiful Scotland.
Thornhill Court was awarded the honour after taking part in Beautiful Scotland’s ‘It’s your neighbourhood campaign’ which aims to encourage volunteer groups to make a positive change and clean and green up the area in which they live, work, spend time.
The complex run by Bield, Scotland’s leading provider of housing, care and community services for older people, had an idea to develop the existing outdoor facilities which quickly blossomed into an award winning garden.
Jim Cruickshank, Deputy Manager at Thornhill Court said: “The residents have worked extremely hard in creating the garden and the outstanding achievement award really reinforces their efforts to create a relaxing and stimulating area.
“We always encourage residents to get involved in activities they enjoy, especially those which promote independence and help them keep active.
“Every single bit of the garden has been designed and created by the residents themselves- they now have a garden of which they can be proud of and hopefully continue to grow further.”
Thornhill Court managed to achieve full marks in two of the award categories, dropping only two marks in the community participation section.