Cupar in Bloom all set for new season

Craigtoun Park, St andrews;'Ronnie Law and  helpers Susan Martin, Andrew Hain & Vicky Coull from Cupar in Bloom who are planting up 2000 'recycled' begonias for Cupar.'photo; WALTER NEILSON
Craigtoun Park, St andrews;'Ronnie Law and helpers Susan Martin, Andrew Hain & Vicky Coull from Cupar in Bloom who are planting up 2000 'recycled' begonias for Cupar.'photo; WALTER NEILSON

Cupar in Bloom will spring into action this month by unveiling plans for its Beautiful Scotland campaign.

The group is holding a special launch day in the town’s Corn Exchange on Wednesday, March 28, where it will showcase all of the hard work done by members over the past year in conjunction with a number of other community groups and local schools.

Chairperson Mary Law said she was very excited about the event which will include participation from Bell Baxter High School, Castlehill and St Columba’s primary schools and Kilmaron School.

There will also be several stands showcasing community involvement and waste awareness amongst others.

She said: “Last year’s event was tremendous and we are really looking forward to seeing the presentations from the schools.”

Mrs Law added that the event will give Cupar in Bloom the opportunity to share information about the projects they will be working on this year, including a special floral display in East Road to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as well as a display to celebrate the London Olympics.

This year’s special guest will be George Anderson from the Beechgrove Garden who will give a presentation.

Mrs Law said Cupar in Bloom will also be showing off its new ‘talking Penguin bin’ which has been bought following a kind donation by local photographer David Scott from the proceeds of a photographic competition.

“We are very grateful to Dave, she said, “and we hope to be able to buy some more.”

The event runs from 10am-1.30pm and admission is free.