An environmental group is seeking volunteers to help clear up a north-east community ahead of a prestigious horticulture competition.
Members of Meldrum Amenities Improvement Group (MAIG) work hard to ensure Oldmeldrum looks beautiful every year, with colourful planters and hanging baskets adorning the town square.
The community is going to enter the annual Beautiful Scotland competition, which is part of Britain in Bloom, and now the group is appealing to residents to help pick up discarded litter ahead of judging.
In a statement, MAIG said: “In making a start to our programme of beautifying the town, MAIG are organising an extensive litter pick throughout the town.
“Community organisations including youth groups have been invited to help.
“If any members of the public are willing to help with the clean up, this would be much appreciated.”
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The litter pick is scheduled to take place on Saturday, with participants asked to meet outside the Meadows Veterinary Centre on Station Road at 9.45am ahead of a 10am start.
Volunteers will need to take a pair of protective gloves, but all other equipment will be supplied before helpers are allocated an area or route to cover.
A group photograph will be taken before the clean-up begins, as part of the submission for the awards.
Beautiful Scotland provides the Scottish entrants into the UK-wide Britain in Bloom competition, which is run by the Royal Horticultural Society. Judging will take place across the country between July 29 and August 11, with the winners revealed at an awards ceremony on September 12.