Hundreds of crocuses will be planted in Dundee this week during a worldwide campaign against polio.
Focus on the Crocus is being run by Rotary International and six local clubs have teamed up with the city council to plant bulbs in Riverside Drive and Arbroath Road.
Leisure, arts and communities convener Bob Duncan said, “These purple flowers represent the colour of ink dabbed on a child’s little finger to indicate they have been immunised against polio and will help to highlight that this disease still needs to be eradicated in other parts of the world.
“I would like to thank the local Rotarians for the donation of the crocus bulbs to complement the existing crocus planting that already goes on throughout the city at this time of year.”
Polio used to affect hundreds of thousands of children each year all over the world, but it is now endemic in only four countries Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Rotary International has been one of the leading non-governmental bodies supporting immunisation projects. Its work is being backed by billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
The Focus on the Crocus campaign has seen bulbs planted across the UK this autumn to ensure that the flowers are in bloom by Rotary Day on February 23.
Club members will be taking part in the Dundee plantings, along with council grounds assistants hired through the Future Jobs Fund, which creates government-funded job and training opportunities for unemployed young people.