Beautiful Gardens awards

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Beautiful gardens and dedicated gardeners of all ages were hailed at the Beautiful Angus Garden Competition awards.

Depute Provost Alex King and Councillor Jeanette Gaul, communities vice-convener, presented certificates and trophies to runners-up and category winners at the Reid Hall in Forfar.

Councillor Alex King, East Haven Together representatives Dareena Scott and Marjory Smart and councillor Jeanette Gaul with the Pride In Place gold award. 

� Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Councillor Alex King, East Haven Together representatives Dareena Scott and Marjory Smart and councillor Jeanette Gaul with the Pride In Place gold award. � Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Gold and silver awards went to green-fingered tenants from Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Monifieth and Montrose.

They are:-

Arbroath - (gold) Rose Thomson, Kirkton Place; (silver) Brian Douglas, Union Street, Friockheim.

Brechin - (gold) James Thomson, Drumachlie Park; (silver) Robert Hutcheon, Market Street.

Carnoustie - (gold) Heather Hunt, West Smieton Street; (silver) - Frank Craib, Winter Place.

Forfar - (gold) Ian Guthrie, Easterbank; (silver) Andrew & Charlotte Lawson, Strathmore Road, Glamis.

Kirriemuir - (gold) Barbara Harper, Knowehead; (silver) John Stephen, Checkiefield Cottages.

Monifieth - (gold) George & Isobel Meldrum, Tyndall Crescent; (silver) Paul Cameron, Ashgrove.

Montrose - (gold) John Whyte, Park Cottages, Hillside; (silver) Bert Black, Lamb Way.

Winners of the schools category and receiving the Provost’s Quaich were pupils from Aberlemno Primary School.

Participating primary schools all received a certificate and a bugbox fashioned and donated by the Forfar & District Men’s Shed group.

The Vault in Monifieth won the licensed premises award, with the bar’s mine host Sheena Cochrane accepting the trophy.

East Haven Together were the first to win the inaugural Pride in Place Communities gold award and received a silver salver from Our Pride in Place group in recognition of their continuing sterling efforts. Bravo Brechin gained the silver award and Keptie Friends, Arbroath the bronze.

Judging by the council’s parks services officers and community judges took place in July. John Simpson of Keep Scotland Beautiful was a guest speaker at the event.