Carnoustie is going for gold

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Everything is set for the Keep Scotland Beautiful judges’ visit to Carnoustie on Monday, and fingers are crossed for fair weather too.

Last year, the Colourful Carnoustie volunteers were awarded a gold medal, and they’re hoping to take home the medal again this year.

A Colourful Carnoustie spokesperson said: “The volunteers have been busy throughout the spring and summer and all the various projects are looking good.

“The High Street hanging baskets are as bright as ever, the train station a blaze of colour, and various new projects involving the whole community are ready for the big day.

“The six wild flower beds on Links Parade by the skate park are just coming into flower and really enhance the grassy bank.

“At the paddling pool, murals painted by High School pupils form a vibrant back-drop to this suntrap of benches and flowers (and thanks to Carnoustie Haven for their generous funding).

“The Panda Lane Community garden run by the tireless Food is Free Carnoustie volunteers is already providing vegetable and fruit boxes around the town.

“Their open day is Sunday August 21 from 1pm onwards.

“And finally, as a nod to Carnoustie’s heritage through links to the linen industry, which was a mainstay of the local economy in days gone by, a couple of the planters in the High Street have a wonderful display of flax flowers.”