GLiN Award Ceremony

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The Caley has been working in partnership with the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) to bring our Grow & Learn in Nature (GLiN) award to groups working across Scotland.

The partnership has gone from strength-to-strength, with the result being a fantastic award ceremony held recently  in Kirkcaldy. 51 green-fingered folk from CRT-supported projects; Grow West Fife from Culross, Cardowan Community Meadow from Stepps, The Kennoway Community Shed, Fife and STAND dementia group, Fife were presented with their awards on the day.

The Kennoway Community Shed

‘Fantastic achievement everyone, you have not only been encouraging each other to grow but your communities have also grown. It’s people like you that make such a difference.’ George Anderson

More than 1,560 hours of gardening took place as part of the award, bringing benefits to both people and nature. All participants have also made further pledges to keep gardening, growing, looking after and connecting with the natural world around them.

Nicky Wilson (right) with George Anderson

Nicky Wilson, chair of the CRT trustees in Scotland, said: ‘It has been incredible to see how quickly the GLiN Award has grown in a relatively short amount of time and the difference it has made to participants and local communities in Scotland. The award is about so many different things, from learning about nature and gaining new skills to making friends and also getting comfort from the therapeutic benefits of gardening.’

Cardowan Community Meadow were so pleased with their achievements, they even brought their own Bafta Award on the day!

Cardowan Community Meadow Bafta Award

To enquire about taking part and for more information please visit

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