CHILDREN in Clydebank used their green fingers and gardening skills to help plant 5,000 purple crocuses to commemorate the success of the Purple 4 Polio campaign

Youngsters from Happy Hour Nursery and Goldenhill Primary School planted the flowers at the entrance of the Clydebank and District golf course in Hardgate.

The thousands of flowers will bloom in spring and the children’s hard work will offer a lasting visual message to celebrate the success of Rotary Clubs across the world in helping to fund vital immunisation programmes.

Ron Orr, president of Clydebank Rotary Club, added: “Given that in the past polio has rendered such serious long-term damage to the lives of children across the globe, we felt it was particularly important that youngsters should be involved in celebrating the effectiveness of the global immunisation programmes that are now in place.

“The children were extremely enthusiastic and despite the showers and cloudy skies.”