Winning flower bed a tribute to golf

Montrose Rotary Club has again teamed up with Angus Council parks department to run its popular ‘Design a Flower Bed’ competition.

This year the winning design, a tribute to the impact golf has on the leisure and economy of the community, was by Jake Rae, formerly of St Cyrus Primary School.

Jake, now in first year at Mearns Academy, was asked by the Rotary Club to help council workmen put the finishing touches to the border in Wellington Gardens which will look its best in a few weeks time when the plants are flowering.

Jake now has to decide how to share the £120 first prize between his old and new schools.

Suzanne Stirling was runner-up, and her prize of £60 will go to her old school, Ferryden Primary.

The competition laid down its roots last year when children up to 12 years of age were invited to submit designs for a flower bed either through their schools or individually.

This gave the council time to order the plants required for the winning design and they were delivered this month.

The competition received sponsorship from the Links and Park Hotels and the Rotary Club has met the cost of the plants required for the project.