17. May, 2017

Blairmore to East Haven

We have just enjoyed an amazing couple of days forging links and friendships with visitors from the Cowal Peninsula on a Community Learning Exchange. Interested in learning more about how communities on the Angus Coast have achieved gold awards in the Beautiful Scotland competition residents from Blairmore, Innellan and Kilmun arrived for a two day visit on Tuesday. Yesterday was spent in East Haven meeting members of the community and learning more about how we used the Beautiful Scotland Three Pillar concept to focus our activities and improvements. In the evening a welcome dinner was held when we also enjoyed a presentation about Blairmore and the achievements made by Blairmore Village Trust. The sun was shining this morning as we looked at work undertaken by Colourful Carnoustie and Food is Free. We were delighted that Juliette Camburn from Keep Scotland Beautiful was also able to join us for the two day event. Juliette delivered a presentation which provided more information about the competition and the history of the Beautiful Scotland campaign. It was an action packed couple of days with lots of learning and sharing of information. Friendships have been formed and a strong bond between our East and West coast villages which we hope to continue to strengthen in the future.