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Rainbow of tulips in Nairn to thank NHS Highland staff


By Donald Wilson

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Annie Stewart and Archie McLaren of KNC.
Annie Stewart and Archie McLaren of KNC.

GREEN-FINGERED members of Keeping Nairnshire Colourful (KNC) are seeing the fruits of their labours at Nairn Town and County Hospital.

After replanting a former shrub bed with a colourful mix of tulips and violas as a thank you to NHS staff for their remarkable work during the Covid pandemic the flowers are now in full bloom.

Annie Stewart, chairwoman of KNC, noticed shrubs had been removed from the borders at the front of the hospital where Nairn’s Covid vaccination programme has been co-ordinated and thought it was an opportunity to brighten up the flower bed.

“After getting permission to carry out the work we planted a rainbow of tulips for Nairn to provide a lasting token of appreciation to the local NHS staff for all their hard work and dedication during the pandemic,” she said.

“It’s been an amazing effort by all the staff, which has continued this year with the efficient way they have rolled out the vaccination programme.”

KNC members and volunteers dug over the borders last autumn and removed all the old rubble before putting in the rainbow bulbs donated by Greens Nurseries.

Linsey Mackenzie, personal assistant to the district manager, thanked KNC. “The tulips are looking wonderful, it’s really brightened up the front of the hospital and we are very grateful to all involved in planting them.”

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