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Planting daffodils on Glasgow Road

Glasgow Road bulb planting

In an exciting new partnership we have joined forces with local engineering company Merlin ERD to plant daffodils along Glasgow Road, beside Merlin's Cherrybank premises. Our volunteers were out this morning alongside the Skinnergate Community Workforce Team planting 4000 bulbs on the grass verge. The area should be awash with colour in the Spring.

Merlin's MD Iain Hutchison says: “We are very proud of Merlin House, formerly the Cherrybank visitor centre. This is the latest part of the £1 million pound local investment we have scheduled over the next five years. Designing the longest oil & gas wells in the world, our business is enjoying huge success and we continue to recruit experienced Drilling Engineering professionals. Making a positive contribution to the local environment is just as important a value to Merlin personnel as breaking international drilling records so it's great to have the opportunity to work with Beautiful Perth!”

Our Chairman John Summers is also delighted with this new partnership: “It’s a real pleasure to be working with a local company like Merlin ERD to brighten up one of the main routes into Perth. And once again the Skinnergate Community Workforce Team came up trumps, providing much needed manpower to get all those daffodils planted. Thanks to all this joint working we'll be enjoying a real splash of colour on the roadside at Cherrybank in the Spring. 

“2014 is going to be an important year for the Fair City as we welcome visitors coming to Scotland for the Homecoming, the Commonwealth Games and of course the Ryder Cup. And the icing on the cake for us will be representing Scotland in the Britain in Bloom competition next year. That means a lot of hard work for us, so I hope we can strike up more partnerships like this to make Perth blossom with colour all year round. 

“I’m very grateful to Perth & Kinross Council, to Jake and his team from Skinnergate, and to Iain Hutchison at Merlin for their invaluable support with this project. If other companies or organisations are interested in supporting us, or if anyone wants to join us as a volunteer, there’s more information here How you can help 

You can help Beautiful Perth in other ways too: help us raise funds by buying our gorgeous 2014 calendar or check out the How you can help section of this website.

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