Above: official opening of Benarty View
Below: Interpretation board
The voluntary group Kinnesswood in Bloom was set up in 2005 to improve the village environment. The volunteers have raised funds and held community events. Floral displays have been placed throughout the village and a number of areas have been enhanced including gap sites, the War Memorial, the bus stop areas and village entry and exit points. The Michael Bruce Museum Garden has been transformed. Lots of weeding and strimming of road verges and other common areas has been done, bulbs and wild flowers have been planted in the verges.
Benarty View project
In June 2019, Kinnesswood in Bloom's latest project had its official opening. Benarty View was a rather overgrown corner, but its potential was spotted by local residents and the bloom group volunteers decided to transform the site so people could sit and enjoy the spectacular views across to Loch Leven and beyond. An amazing £33,000 was raised and the project got underway. Overgrown trees and shrubs were pruned or cleared, new planting put in, turf laid, curved stone walls constructed, an information board installed and paths created. Local cubs designed a beautiful artwork to mark the “Year of Young People” and it was crafted by a local blacksmith. The new seating was dedicated to the memory of much-loved local man Tom Buchan who - in the words of his friends - was ‘the heart of Kinnesswood and the Bishopshire”.
If you would like to join in or find out more about what the group does, please go to its website: www.kinnesswoodinbloom.org
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