CLACKMANNAN'S community garden has been gifted a new name, which was selected by local residents.

The committee behind the project teamed up with the village's primary school and ran a competition to come up with suggestions.

And the winning entry – Butterfly Garden – was suggested by pupil Daisy White of P3 and Abbie Burt of P6, who designed the fitting drawing which will become the logo for the space.

The name was decided after a public vote during a fun day in February, and the fitting drawing which will help highlight the garden is a colourful picture of a flower and butterfly.

More recently, certificates and prizes were presented to the winners and to the pupils whose suggestions had been shortlisted, during a school assembly.

Unused for around 12 years, the patch of land behind the Clackmannan Town Hall is being transformed into a space for the community.

Clackmannan Development Trust (CDT) received funding to help with the initiative and the project properly kicked off last year.

Margaret Schofield, chair of the garden committee and a CDT trustee, said: "We were delighted with the response from the primary school and look forward to their visits to the Butterfly Garden.

"Thanks also go to folk who have made donations of plants, compost and other items for the garden. Their generosity is greatly appreciated."

The garden group, which is made up of 20 local people, has worked hard over the past 12 months to transform the derelict area of land, managed by Clackmannan Town Hall Trust, into a space of colour and peace.

In a year, the space has developed with the removal of overgrown shrubs, building of new fencing, trellises, accessible paths, raised beds and an entrance gate.

The group hope to be able to open the garden officially later this year.