Greener Gateway Community Awards

The Greener Gateway Community Awards celebrates the towns, villages, projects and volunteers who keep the Borders looking so vibrant and cared for. 

The community awards programme was redesigned in 2022 to offer those communities and community-led projects that take pride in their local environment the opportunity to celebrate their contribution to civic pride whilst also acknowledging their efforts to make the region more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

The new programme and name is an evolution of the successful ‘Floral Gateway Competition’ awards that ran for many years and aims to better reflect the incredible variety of community projects in operation across the region.

2024 entries now open 

The 2024 Greener Gateway Community Awards are now open for entries. 

Please follow the relevant link below for more information on the particular awards you are interested in entering.

Why should my community enter?

Taking part in the Greener Gateway Community Awards and the Floral Gateway Competition has given many communities the confidence required to go forward to take part in the Beautiful Scotland competition.

Awards Evening

An awards ceremony will be held in late September to celebrate all the projects, community groups and schools who participated in this year’s Greener Gateway Community Awards. Further details of this will be shared later this summer.


This is the third year of the newly formatted Awards and we would welcome your feedback on the whole process so we can improve it for future years. Feedback can be submitted to

Want to do more?

If your community is already proactive and wants to play its part, or your community would like to start a group making a difference on an environmental issue such as biodiversity, 'in Bloom', litter or dog fouling, we would like to hear from you.

Greener Gateway Community Awards

Customer Advice and Support Service

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800