Keith’s first career was in the police service. He has over 30 years experience in community horticulture having founded and chaired Falkland in Bloom, leading them to success in Beautiful Scotland, then Britain in Bloom as winners of the small village category. They won the champion of champions category two years in a row. Falkland then won the European Entente Florale.
After retiring from the police he was recruited by the head of Fife parks to co-ordinate community horticulture throughout Fife. He organised Beautiful Fife which involved around 60 communities improving their local environment using a similar structure of categories and awards to Beautiful Scotland. Besides enhancing the Fife environment this experience has led a series of Fife communities to further success at both Scottish and UK levels.
Keith has chaired the Beautiful Scotland Advisory Group and chaired the Britain in Bloom Regions and Nations until the formation of a Federation in October 2013. A former member of the RHS Britain in Bloom Development Steering Group, he chaired the Judges’ Working Group of the Britain in Bloom Federation and is a UK finals judge. He has been involved in several very successful large scale exhibits at Gardening Scotland and Dundee Flower Festival with Fife Council, then with Jon Wheatley Associates for organisations such as Poppy Scotland and The Caley.