Fabulous flowers gets Justine in the Good Florist Guide

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Oban florist Justine Robertson is Argyll’s only entry in a top guide to fabulous flowers.

The Good Florist Guide recognises The Thistle & The Rose as one of the UK’s best florists.

The listing in the prestigious guide has thrilled Ms Robertson who has a workshop on the Glengallan Industrial Estate.

When she started out in Oban three years ago she had seven weddings in the first 12 months but since then there has been about 50 each year, including designing bouquets for brides coming from as far away as Australia and America to have a West Coast wedding.

Ms Robertson’s bespoke flowers are in demand for all sorts of occasions and events.

No one can buy their way into the Good Florist Guide, they have to be approved first by industry experts who check them out, including their design skills, premises, customer service going the extra mile and delivery vehicle.

‘We are passionate about our flowers. It’s wonderful to be recognised,’ said Ms Robertson who has been 20 years in the trade.