MSP Mairi Evans has visited Brighter Bervie Community Garden in Aberdeenshire, as part of a drive to highlight the inspiring work of Scotland’s community gardens and their impact on healthy eating, wellbeing and education.
Brighter Bervie is run by a voluntary gardening group and recently won a gold medal for a pallet garden at Gardening Scotland 2017, held in the Royal Highland Showground at Ingliston. The garden also featured on the popular BBC Beechgrove Garden TV series.
The event was facilitated by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) in Scotland.
Mairie Evans, the MSP for Angus North and Mearns, toured the gardens and sculptures trail, including Voyage of Life garden with its lighthouse feature, the new Heritage garden displaying Bervie's coat-of-arms, the RNLI Flag feature and the Seafront site with its train planters, grass beds and crown sculpture.
The visit is the first of a pair, with Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities due to tour Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden later this month.
Tom Campbell, Chairperson of Brighter Bervie said: “We hope the visit and establishment of a good communication channel will lead to more co-operation and increase the possibilities for health, wellbeing, social inclusion, environmental and recreational improvements being implemented in this and other communities in Scotland.”
Find out more about Brighter Bervie via their Facebook page here.