Keen-eyed judges made their way around Carnoustie on Wednesday in the company of the Colourful Carnoustie group from the community council.
Judges Sandy Scott, of Aberdeen City Council parks department, and John McLellan, a retired seed and plant trader from Edinburgh, were treated to a tour of Carnoustie at its best.
Beautiful blooms of begonias were on view as volunteers presented the town to the judges as they walked to various sites in the summer sunshine.
Simpson’s Golf Shop on Links Parade has really got into the swing of the competition with some attractive, novelty golf-themed planters (pictured).
Following a tour through the town with stops offs at sponsors ‘For Carnoustie’ and fund-raisers from the Co-op, the judging came to a conclusion at the private garden of Alan Duncan on Balmachie Road.
The Beautiful Scotland competition is a long-established environmental improvement initiative which supports community groups across Scotland as they seek to improve and enhance their local environment.
Winners can progress to the sister Britain in Bloom competition and thereafter to the international Entente Florale.
The judging continues until August 8 before the awards ceremony at the Dundee Flower and Food Festival in Camperdown Park on September 5.