Carnoustie Kinloch centre

Things are progressing nicely for the Kinloch Centre Project which aims to build a community hub in Carnoustie on the site of the former Kinloch Primary School.

Chairman Peter Murphy recently ran the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for the project. He said: “With regards to the marathon the sponsor money is nearly all collected and it’s about £2,250 so far. I will be presenting a cheque to the project towards the end of the month.”

His white Kinloch Centre Project running shirt complete with Aboukir Grumpies and West End Bowling Club logos was loaned for display purposes to the Haven charity shop, but in a strange twist of fate it was sold! Peter said: “I’m quite keen to get it back. Obviously someone took a fancy for it, but you don’t know, somebody might come back with it. Nobody is owning up to selling it, they might have got a pound for it!”

Plans are afoot to establish a regular car boot sale on the ‘village green’ at the former Kinloch site every two months following the success of the event on June 7. The next car boot sale will be on Saturday, August 2, then again on Saturday, October 4, when it is hoped Carnoustie and District Pipe Band will play. The group will also run a stall at the Carnoustie Gala Day fete on July 5, Peter added: “doing strawberry kebabs and signing up new friends of the Kinloch Centre Project, of which we currently have around 600 and we hope to add more.”