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Highland Council praised for flowering roundabouts

Wild flower on roundabout in Inverness. Pic: Highland Council
Image caption Wild flowers are on roundabouts on Inverness's distributor road

Planting wild flowers on roundabouts has won praise from the public, according to Highland Council.

The local authority said people had also been asking where they could buy seeds so they could grow their own plots of wild species.

Roundabouts along Inverness's distributor road have been planted over the last few years.

However, this spring and summer has seen one of the most colourful displays so far.

Inverness provost Jimmy Gray said: "The roundabouts are spectacular and the planting of Scottish wild flowers has been a great success not just providing a great splash of colour but also lots of food for pollinating insects such as butterflies, moths and bees."

Scottish Natural Heritage also welcomed the initiative.

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