Gold Medal Winners 2018


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Committee How You Can Help Burgh Beautiful Donate or Sponsor Planting
Clarendon Base Linlithgow Floral Trails 2018  (2.6 Mb PDF) Awards 
Next Hit Squad Activity 
2018 Judges Portfolio (3 Mb PDF)   Appendices ( 4.2 Mb PDF)
Planting Guidance
Dudley the Cat 2018 Britain in Bloom Slide Presentation (27 Mb PDF) Children's Gardening Competition



Purplish Blue Flower

 Bees on purple flower  Pink Hydrangea


Let's Reduce Single-Use Plastic in Linlithgow


Finished Vennel bed


With this in mind, the Vennel bed has been planted with an ocean-themed display using plants mostly grown from seed in peat-free compost by the volunteer group, complete with sealife sculpted and decorated by volunteers and pupils from Low Port, Springfield and Linlithgow Primary schools using household plastic waste, and mounted for display by volunteers from Transition Linlithgow. The black-headed gull was made from waste plastic beachcombed from the beach at Blackness.

The bed was planned collaboratively by Burgh Beautiful volunteers together with the Plastic Free Linlithgow project of Transition Linlithgow, which aims to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic in our town. The involvement of local schools was led by Plastic Free Linlithgow.



Vennel bed volunteers

 Vennel bed volunteers

Black headed gull in Vennel bed


Volunteers working on the Vennel bed



New Beehive- Shaped Planters


 Beehive Planter at the West Port  Beehive Planter Outside the Star and Garter Hotel


Two beautiful new beehive-shaped floral planters have been planted up by Burgh Beautiful volunteers. They can be seen across the road from the West Port Hotel and also just in front of the Star and Garter Hotel. Thanks are due to the volunteers who put the plants in to the planters and also a huge thank you to Linlithgow Pubwatch which has very kindly sponsored these planters using the proceeds from its extremely successful "Ale Trail". Thanks in particular to Ian Gibson, esteemed proprietor of Platform Three, for making all of this possible.


Pink Rose Yellow Rose



 Crowdfunding of 'Black Bitch' and St. Michael Sculptures

Erection of two bronze sculptures depicting Linlithgow's two traditional civic insignia of the female black hunting dog and St Michael.

The crowdfunding campaign for our proposed sculptures of Linlithgow’s traditional ‘Black Bitch’ and St Michael has just commenced!  If you are interesting in making a donation, please follow this link where you will find appropriate information, etc:

For those who want to contribute but not online, please send an email to the address shown after the project details, and we will send you an appropriate form.  We will ensure that any benefits related to any particular levels of donation online will also apply to donations by cheque, cash or bank transfer.  Please note that donations can be made anonymously, whether online or not.

If you are thinking about making a donation, but first want more information on the project than is given on the Crowdfunder page, please do not hesitate to ask.

Any donations, large or small, especially with Gift Aid as appropriate, will make a genuine difference and will be hugely appreciated. 


Bed at end of St. Ninian's Road Doocot Low Port Beds