DUNFERMLINE'S St Margaret's Church had a blooming lovely weekend as it jointly hosted a 'Banners and Flowers Festival' with the Dunfermline Floral Art Club.

The three-day fest, held from Thursday to Saturday as part of the church's 40th anniversary celebrations, showcased the work of its banner group and the talents of the flower arrangers.

The event also coincided with the visit of the Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Rev Iain Greenshields, minister at St Margaret's, said, “It was an outstanding success, not only in quality but also in terms of attendance and support.

“It's been 40 years since we moved from the town centre to Touch and we wanted to do something special.

“We have people who've made great banners in the church over the last 10 years and we've also got people who have given flower arrangements for the church every week.

“We have contacts with the floral art club and it also gave the club an opportunity to show off their considerable skills.

“Everyone has been very positive about it – the overall was of about £800 to put it together as an exhibition was met by donations from people who came.

“All the displays were first-class but that really stood out, probably because of the time of year, was a Remembrance display of poppies, flowers and photographs.

“It was very imaginative and we're going to keep it in the church for this Sunday's service.”