Blooming baskets

Susie Smith, director and general manager of Inchmarlo Continuing Care, toured the High Street, along with representatives from Bonnie Banchory, to seek out the best of the hanging baskets adorning shops and businesses.

Winner of the best basket, for the second year running, was Towerbank Guest House, which judges described as “stunning.”

A certificate and Raemoir Garden Centre voucher was accepted by Jim Rooney on behalf of wife, Kathleen. Runner-up were Mr & Mrs Mitchell, of Mitchell’s hardware store.

Bonnie Banchory, who organised the competition, was grateful to businesses for their time and effort. A spokesman said: “It really does make a wonderful difference to the town centre - so much more attractive for visitors and residents alike.”