Sep 24 2010 by Sharon Liptrott, Dumfries Standard Friday
MONIAIVE has scooped overall winner of the 2010 Nithsdale in Bloom Villages competition.
Village representatives were awarded the coveted Landale Trophy at the annual ceremony held in the Cairndale Hotel.
Judge Mr Jim Finnie also named Moniaive as best small village in the Nithsdale in Bloom competition for the fourth year in a row.
The annual competition is organised by the Dumfries Community Gardens Competition team.
Committee secretary Elaine Hiddleston says the hard work and determination of villagers in Moniaive has paid off this year with a “simply spectacular” display.
She said: “The standard was very high this year again.”
The winner of the large villages competition was Kirkconnel and Kelloholm with Sanquhar runner-up.
New Abbey was runner-up in the small villages section.
Amisfield was awarded top prize in the wee villages category, with Carronbridge runner-up and Bankend in third place.
Amisfield also received the Sir David Landale Trophy for community involvement.