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Fingers crossed for Colourful Carnoustie

Royal British Legion Carnoustie Branch unveiled the new benches at the War Memorial in Carnoustie on Monday.  Pictured are from left - Murray Duguid, Angus Council Communities; Kirsty MacDonald; Jim Simpson, Chair of Carnoustie Community Council; Lindsay Martin, Branch Chairman of Royal British Legion Carnoustie Branch; Danny Downs, public Relations Officer for Royal British Legion Carnoustie Branch, and; Councillor Donald Morrison.

Royal British Legion Carnoustie Branch unveiled the new benches at the War Memorial in Carnoustie on Monday. Pictured are from left - Murray Duguid, Angus Council Communities; Kirsty MacDonald; Jim Simpson, Chair of Carnoustie Community Council; Lindsay Martin, Branch Chairman of Royal British Legion Carnoustie Branch; Danny Downs, public Relations Officer for Royal British Legion Carnoustie Branch, and; Councillor Donald Morrison.

Everything looks to be set in time for the arrival of the Keep Scotland Beautiful judges in Carnoustie next week.

On Wednesday morning the Colourful Carnoustie group from Carnoustie Community Council will meet with the competition judges and take them on a two-and-a-half hour tour of the town.

Starting at the War Memorial, community council chair Jim Simpson will give a 15 minute presentation on their efforts before volunteers Ed Oswald, Sue McMahon and Kirsty McDonald take Sandy Scott, Aberdeen City Council Parks Department; and John McLellan, a retired seed and plant trader from Edinburgh, on their tour.

From the War Memorial they will proceed along the High Street to the For Carnoustie Shop which has helped sponsor Colourful Carnoustie.

Following this is a chat with representatives of Carnoustie Canine Capers and a stop outside the library to admire the handiwork of children from Woodlands Primary, who with the help of the librarians, have been working on the garden.

Next stop is the Co-op to meet with staff who have been fund-raising in store to support the town’s entry and then down Station Road to the railway station to meet the Colourful Carnoustie volunteers.

A visit to Simpson’s Golf Shop on Links Parade is next where they will see some marvellous novelty golf-themed planters and then onto the golf course.

A comfort break at the Aboukir Hotel follows and then on to the allotments and the Woodlands Caravan Park.

The final stop is always a private garden and this year it is that of Alan Duncan on Balmachie Road.

Ed Oswald said: “I think the War Memorial is looking the best it’s ever been. They usually have the begonias at the front and the snap dragons behind but this year they have put those to the front and it’s spectacular. And with the new seats bought with money left to the British Legion and the troughs behind it is all looking very well there.

“The whole town, with the bunting all along the seafront for the Commonwealth Games is looking great. It’s a great time to be in Carnoustie, so fingers crossed for this year.”

 

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