Members of a Dumbarton community club have been getting their hands dirty to help plant thousands of flowers in a bid to fight polio worldwide.

The Rotary Club of Dumbarton’s volunteers joined in with other members of the local area to introduce 2000 purple crocuses at Knoxland Square.

Rotary clubs plant purple crocus corms to raise awareness for the Purple4Polio Campaign.

The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunized.   

The campaign is now open, and each year, millions of purple crocuses are planted in clubs to add a splash of purple to communities across Great Britain and Ireland.    

Last year the Dumbarton club donated 4,000 crocuses to various sites and organisations around Dumbarton and the Vale, Including Knowetop, Alexandria Green Corridor and Knoxland Square.

And earlier this year, the Rotary team donated £50 as they taught kids at Braehead Primary about gardening but showing them planting, pruning, weeding, and making compost.