THE persistent hard work of the Kelty Community Council Greening Group was rewarded again this year in the 2019 Beautiful Fife Competition. After achieving a Silver Gilt for the second year in a row in 2018, the group were determined to improve in this year's competition.

The group improved the village enhancement by increasing the number of planted areas and adding several planted containers.

Community Council chair, Fred Clarke said that the organisation was delighted to see Gold status achieved: "The Beautiful Fife judges were impressed with the Group's continued efforts to involve the local schools with the improvement to the School community wildlife garden and orchard.

"The recently installed Lindsay Memorial Rock garden, which was conceived and designed by pupils from Beath High School as part of their Princes Trust project,was an integral part in the upgrade from Silver gilt to Gold award for 2019".

Community Council vice chair and convener of the Greening Group, Mrs Betty Rodden, accepted the Gold award certificate on behalf of the group's volunteers and praised their efforts and hard work in making it happen.