Kinross in Bloom was established in 2003 to improve the local environment and the quality of life of those living in the ancient burgh of Kinross. The town is situated in Perth & Kinross, roughly fifteen miles north of Edinburgh.
The town has been brightened up with flowers in planters, tubs and hanging baskets. Volunteers have planted crocuses and daffodils at various locations throughout the town, making a marvellous show every spring. They have completed a project for the Health Centre, where they planted out a border, tubs and hanging baskets. Another project involved planning and fundraising for the gateway feature located at the entrance to the town from junction 6 on the M90 motorway.
2019: Crosswell Fountain Project
Crosswell Fountain is a category C listed structure situated in the centre of Kinross. The fountain was built in 1885 directly over the Cross Well, which had been the source of the public water supply. In 2018 Kinross in Bloom commissioned a report on the fountain's condition, which showed that it is still structurally in good condition but does require some conservation work. As a result, a project is being set up with the Take a Pride in Perth & Kinross Association to raise funds so the restoration can go ahead. After a successful fundraising campaign, the project was completed in 2020, with much of the work being undertaken during the Covid-19 crisis, following the relevant social distancing rules. Rea more about the project in this case study.
For more information about Kinross in Bloom, or to support its work, please go to the website www.kinrossinbloom.org
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