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PICTURES: Tain Task Force volunteers deploy flower power to help brighten up royal burgh for summer visitors


By Hector MacKenzie

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Tain Task Force volunteers pause for a selfie.
Tain Task Force volunteers pause for a selfie.

A MAMMOTH volunteer task swung into operation in an Easter Ross town.

Tain Task Force coordinated the preparation, set up and delivery of plants from the polytunnel to the streets where they bring a dash of colour for visitors during the summer.

There's still time for volunteers to get involved with upcoming planting, according to Tain Task Force's Trish Torrance.

It was a massive volunteer effort which is bringing a real splash of colour to the streets of Tain.
It was a massive volunteer effort which is bringing a real splash of colour to the streets of Tain.
A growing attraction.
A growing attraction.

She said: "It is a mammoth task to organise and order the plants/pot them up/water and nourish them before they go out as well as keeping them watered until late autumn. But I feel very privileged to be able to do it and I do think the people love them as much as I do."

She said after the latest effort: "I would like to say thank you very much to all the volunteers that helped and to Tain Fire Brigade for their muscles and ladders and to the cherry picker driver for reaching the high stuff to make the town colourful.

"And not forgetting all the volunteers who helped plant, water and look after the plants these last few weeks in the polytunnel. Luckily we managed to finish before the rain. They will have to settle into their new environment and hopefully burst into bloom over the next couple of days.

Lots of work ahead!
Lots of work ahead!

"We will be having a stall at the Gala in July so why not pop along and say hello and even better purchase a raffle ticket to win a chance of a blooming hanging basket like the town ones! There's still time to come along and give a helping hand for the town with upcoming planting."


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