KSB judges take in Carnoustie gardens

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The Keep Scotland Beautiful judges cast an eye over the efforts of Colourful Carnoustie when they visited the town on Monday (August 8).

The famous competition is now in its 50th year and the judges were as inscrutable as ever, giving nothing away as to their thoughts.

Colourful Carnoustie Chairperson, Kirsty MacDonald, told the Gazette: “Our challenge was to produce something which reflects the 50 years of the competition and we have that in the beds at the War Memorial. We have no idea how we’ve done but we did have lots of new things to show the judges this year.

“Thanks to a £2500 donation from the Haven charity we were able to revamp the alcove down behind the paddling pool. We now have four wooden hexagonal planters, made with new decking.

“In addition, there are now two eight foot long wooden seats which complement the area, one of which was gifted to us and another which carries a plaque to a Haven helper.”

Kirsty went on to explain that the benches were made from Iroko wood, a West African hardwood which weathers attractively and requires no maintenance.