Beechgrove presenter to open Rothesay’s flower show

Rothesay Horticultural Society's annual show takes place on August 29 and 30.

Rothesay Horticultural Society's annual show takes place on August 29 and 30.

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Beechgrove Garden presenter Jim McColl will officially open Rothesay Horticultural Society’s annual show this weekend.

A presenter on the popular TV show ever since it was first broadcast in 1978, Jim has been joined on Bute this week by his colleagues Carole Baxter, George Anderson and Chris Beardshaw for filming of an episode entirely dedicated to Bute.

That episode - which will also include footage from a ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ event at Rothesay Pavilion on Thursday evening, giving islanders the chance to quiz the Beechgrove panel - will be shown in Scotland on Thursday, September 10, and across the UK the following Sunday.

Before then, however, Jim has the job of presenting the prizes to the trophy winners at this weekend’s show at the Pavilion. The event is open to the public from 2.30pm to 6.30pm on Saturday and from 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday, and the trophies will be presented at 3pm on Saturday.