Decorated shops in town centre

Councillor Brian Boyd and Bill Bowles chairman of Carnoustie Development Group with the Carnoustie posters on Tuesday.
Councillor Brian Boyd and Bill Bowles chairman of Carnoustie Development Group with the Carnoustie posters on Tuesday.

EMPTY shops in Carnoustie could soon be utilised to add a little colour to the town centre.

On Tuesday, Councillor Brian Boyd and Carnoustie Development Group joined forces to set up a display in the empty premises at the corner of Queen Street and High Street.

The idea follows on from the golfing display in the former tanning salon, and could see other empty shops in the town do the same.

Councillor Boyd said: “I actually saw this done in Peebles. They put a display about the town in a vacant shop and it looked much nicer than an empty window.

“I’ve managed to retrieve the big poster from Angus Council’s economic development department and Karen Laing has kindly allowed us to put the poster in one of the empty shops in the meantime.”

Bill Bowles, chair of the Carnoustie Development Group, commented: “The ball started rolling in the lead up to the Open when D.J. Laing and company kindly allowed us to put up a golf heritage display. The response was very positive and many people have said they wanted to see a more permanent one.”

r Pictured at the unveiling of the new display are Councillor Brian Boyd (left) and Bill Bowles.