Dundee students got their hands dirty as they helped renovate a public space outside a city shopping centre.
Equipped with spades, pitch forks and yard brushes, horticulture students from Dundee and Angus College were working near the Overgate.
It marked the start of a renovation which will see the West Gallery, behind the Overgate, transformed into William Gardner Square named after the famous Dundee botanist.
And as part of Take Pride in Your City, a joint campaign between the Tele and Dundee City Council, we went to see how the students felt about helping to make Dundee a better place to live.
One of the students getting stuck in was Simon Hawksworth, who said it was uplifting to give something back to his city.
The 19-year-old from Stobswell said: “This space already has a comforting and peaceful look, but come next year when I’m in this space, I will be able to turn round to friends and say that I helped make this look better.
“It’s nice to be part of something and know you have given something back to your city.”
The work is part of a joint project with the Overgate, Bonnie Dundee, Dundee and Angus College and the city council.
Morag Dennis, the operations manager for Overgate, says the work by the students has got plans for the new “reinvigorated space” in motion.
She said: “This is currently the very early stages of the William Gardner project, but we are hopeful a natural and interactive space will be ready for public use next summer.
“The students were analysing the grounds and have helped draw up final plans for what should be an interactive natural space for the people.”