Floral welcome to Kirrie

Pictured admiring one of the barrels on the approach from Glamis are community councillors John Howe, Audrey Ireland and Kieran Sherry.

Pictured admiring one of the barrels on the approach from Glamis are community councillors John Howe, Audrey Ireland and Kieran Sherry.

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IT has taken around 18 months for an idea of Kirriemuir Community Council secretary Kit Finlay to come into full bloom.

Kit suggested planted barrels be placed at each gateway to Kirriemuir to make the approaches more welcoming.

A sub group comprising Kit, John Howe and Gareth Matheson took the idea from the drawing board to reality, successfully obtaining agreement on the sites, an Angus Council Community Grant of £790 along the way and signing up residents adjacent to each gateway committed to help with maintenance and especially regular watering throughout the summer months.

The community grant was used to buy the barrels and all the plants.

Three local businesses - Strathearn Funeral Directors, Abbeygate and The Co-operative Food Store (Roods) - joined forces to contribute all the compost.

The Community Council has also confirmed further money to pay for bulbs to be added into the barrels before next spring and towards replacing any plants.

Pictured admiring one of the barrels on the approach from Glamis are community councillors John Howe, Audrey Ireland and Kieran Sherry.