A community orchard is to be created in Aberdeen to pay tribute to the men who died during World War I.
Gardeners behind the scheme – which will honour the 68 Culter men who lost their lives during the conflict – are hoping the orchard will receive national recognition.
Green-fingered Culter residents have entered the Beautiful Scotland competition.
The judges were recently given a two-hour tour past 52 hanging baskets and 100 planters.
The Culter in Bloom group has already bagged three Beautiful Scotland awards and members are hoping their latest venture, which includes the planned community orchard, will impress the judges.
To mark the centenary of the start of the Great War, the group wanted to do something special.
Already, they have made the Aberdeen suburb’s war memorial more visible and tidied up the shrubbery around it, and the community orchard will commemorate those who fought in both world wars.
The orchard will be located at the site of the old paper mill, where many of those who died would have worked.
“We should never forget the sacrifice these people made,” said Erik Stien, chairman of Culter in Bloom.
The competition is part of the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign, which attracts hundreds of entries from communities around the country including Dyce and Cove, where gardeners are looking to win the Urban Community category.
Entries will be judged on horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility. The winner will be announced next month.
Culter in Bloom secured an area of disused land at the top of Millside Street from builders Barratt, which has also providedfinancial support to buy the trees.