Angus works together for the Games

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Groups across Angus have been getting stuck into clean-ups and floral displays to make their communities shine in time for Glsagow 2014.

With less than a week to go before thousands of spectators for the shooting events of Glasgow 2014 descend on Barry Buddon, Carnoustie and Angus in general, Councillor Jeanette Gaul has praised the hard work that has gone into making the area look its best.

She said: “Both in my capacity as the chair of the Angus Games Steering Group and as the council’s vice-convener for Communities I extend my heartfelt thanks to all those who take part in a whole host of local projects which brighten up our communities year round.

“All their hard work is helping to put an extra shine on Angus’ natural beauty which can only add to visitors’ appreciation of the county during the Games and beyond.

“Groups are active in every burgh, whether that’s contributing to the Clean-up Angus Campaign with local litter-picks or creating the fantastic floral displays that bring a burst of colour into our town centres. Some are working independently, some with council support and others enjoy a very fruitful partnership with local businesses. Whatever their make-up, all of their projects and plans are brightening up and tidying up the county’s open spaces, creating a legacy that we can all enjoy and take pride in throughout the year.”

Councillor Gaul said the growing number of groups showed that community spirit is clearly alive and kicking in Angus. “Despite ever reducing budgets, Angus Council is still doing its bit to keep our towns clean, green and attractive. But we’re delighted to work with any local groups who want to help make Angus’ communities even brighter and more beautiful.”

Details of the Clean-up Angus campaign, including a calendar of clean-up events by local groups, are available at