Forfar ready to bloom

Eleanor Gledhill (left) and Lynne Devine.
Eleanor Gledhill (left) and Lynne Devine.

Forfar in Flower’s efforts to brighten up the town have taken another step forward after planting almost 3,000 daffodil at the weekend.

Members, volunteers and the 2nd Forfar Boys’ Brigade Company, spent several back-breaking hours on Saturday planting the bulbs along the length of the road - a marathon effort which has been praised by Forfar in Flower convener Lynne Devine.

She said: “What a lovely sunny day we had for this mammoth effort. With the help of the Young Rangers group from the Country Park, a couple of Bank of Scotland employees and several volunteers who had heard about it through the press or e-mails, our group did a fantastic job of completing the task of planting from end to end on both sides.”

Eleanor Gledhill, the group’s secretary, also said she is delighted with the thought that there will be a mass of colour along the roadside in the Spring. Mrs Gledhill came up with the idea of planting the bulbs after seeing the display of daffodils along Dundee’s Kingsway.

She said: “Lots of people stopped to chat as we worked and were very enthusiastic about the whole project. We just need more people to join in and then goodness knows what we can achieve!”