Floral funds needed for Montrose’s Mid Links circles

Montrose Flower Group are pictured at the Mid Links circle near Dorward House . John Smith is pictured front left and Councillor David May back left.
Montrose Flower Group are pictured at the Mid Links circle near Dorward House . John Smith is pictured front left and Councillor David May back left.

A group behind a project to keep Montrose’s Mid Links blooming say they need more funds to carry on their

efforts.

After news that Angus Council was to remove flower beds circles on the Links and grass them over due to budget cuts, Montrose Community Council set up a group to save the floral displays.

The flower group started with the circle nearest to Dorward Road. The group has been led by former landscape gardener John Smith, who has produced a design plan for the circle with shrubs and flowers of relatively low maintenance.

The community council have raised some funds for the plants but as the flower group have almost finished planting up the circle more money is needed not only to complete the present bed but also to purchase plants for other beds on the Links.

Councillor David May said: “I play a small part in the flower group. With cuts taking place in various council budgets, this group, some of whom have been very active with the digging and planting, are to be congratulated for their efforts in taking over this circle as the Links beds are one of the great attractions to tourists, as well as our local people and have been a great feature in our town.”

Anyone wishing to support the group can donate money to Montrose Community Council c/o Montrose Sports Centre, Traill Drive, Montrose.