Best Coastal Town Trophy on Show

By bellmannews / February 3, 2023
Blue and red fleeces are team colours - Horizon in blue and Tolbooth volunteers wear red

By John Cruickshank of Stonehaven Horizon Group –

Stonehaven’s Beautiful Scotland 2022 Gold award and Best Coastal Town Trophy will be on display for this summer at our Tolbooth Museum.

Visitors and locals alike will be able to see the prestigious glass trophy which was presented by Keep Scotland Beautiful to Stonehaven Horizon Project this year.

The trophy is built up from layers of fused glass, represents the tree of learning and sits on background colours of spring, autumn and winter, with elements of wind and water flowing through. The base is of Elm Burr and is a representation of the county of East Lothian.

The trophy was donated in the memory of David Kerr (1955 – 2009), by his friends and colleagues at East Lothian council. 

For many years Dave was a supporter, competitor and judge, of Scotland in Bloom. He had a passion for learning, training and developing communities, and delivering the highest standards of horticulture.

The award is a credit to the Town and all volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure our Stonehaven is kept Looking beautiful.

The Tolbooth Museum, the oldest building in Stonehaven, is located on the harbour front. It sees in excess of 25,000 visitors each year.

Feature image – Horizon Vice Convenor Linda Anderson and Chairperson of the Tolbooth Association Cressida Coates show off Stonehaven’s trophy and certificate.