VIDEO: Beautiful Scotland judges run rule over Rothesay

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Two Beautiful Scotland judges visited Rothesay this week to cast their eye over Bute in Bloom’s entry in the annual competition to find the country’s best-kept communities.

Sandy Scott and John MacLennan were both making return visits to Bute, having given the town a ‘silver gilt’ award in the 2014 competition.

Sandy Scott was part of the Beautiful Scotland judging team which ran the rule over Rothesay's competition entry.

Sandy Scott was part of the Beautiful Scotland judging team which ran the rule over Rothesay's competition entry.

Their tour included calls at Guildford Square, the Esplanade gardens, Rothesay Pavilion, the Chapelhill rockery next to the former Rothesay Academy, Grow Bute’s allotments near the town’s St Andrew’s Primary School, Bute Produce’s market garden at Ashfield, the Rothesay Rabbit’s new garden opposite the Moat Centre and Ardencraig Gardens on the edge of the town.

Sandy told The Buteman: “I think the word ‘judge’ is probably the wrong thing - it’s actually about going round and engaging with communities more.”

* More from Sandy in the video above - and in the next issue of The Buteman, on sale from Thursday, August 13.