Kinloch Centre update at agm

A MAJOR Carnoustie community project will be giving the public an update on its progress at their forthcoming meeting.

The annual general meeting of the Kinloch Centre Project will be held at 7.30 p.m. in the Royal British Legion Scotland on Monday, May 20.

Chair of the group Peter Murphy said: “I will be highlighting some of the fund-raising like the ceilidh night in February which was extremely successful.

“In fact, it was so successful that I’ve been ordered to book another one in the Golf Hotel for February next year.”

Mr Murphy was also full of praise for the efforts of the Carnoustie High School pupils who have taken a keen interest in the Kinloch Centre Project.

He said: “We’ve been very happy with the connection that I’ve made with the High School and the interest of the pupils in the project who have gone out of their way to attend some of the events like the pub quizzes and the ceilidh.

“The pupils have taken an active part in the project and made an important contribution. The Kinloch Centre Project is for young people and if it is to go anywhere we need the young people involved.”

Panmure Centre news

YOUNG artists from the Panmure Centre raised over £400 at a fund-raising coffee morning recently.

The Tuesday Art Group teenagers and their community learning development workers were delighted to raise over £450 at the coffee morning on Saturday, April 27.

Over 100 people came along to sample the cake, candy, books, clothes, bags, bric-a-brac and assorted toys on offer.

Hundreds of prizes from the tombola, raffle and bingo were won and refreshments were served by Alan Jackson the Panmure Centre steward.

A spokesperson for the Panmure Centre said: “Without support from families and the community and extra help from our colleague Pauline, her mum Margaret and Alan, we could not have managed.

“We will keep you posted with an update on how the money will be spent and donated. We hope you all had a great morning with us and are as proud as we are of the fine bunch of young people who helped plan and create this event.”

Library corner

IN JULY, Monifieth Reading Group 1 will celebrate its 10th birthday.

So many people were interested in joining that library staff had to start a second one shortly after. The groups still have some of their original members but others have moved on depending upon demands on time.

Reading Groups are great as they take you away from your comfort zone and encourage you to read books you would never have read before.

I discovered a love for the books written by author Janet Evanovich through such a group and now cannot wait to hear about the exploits of Stephanie Plum and her family.

It is proposed to start a group in Carnoustie Library and just to whet your appetite, a third Reading Group day is to be held in Carnoustie Library on Saturday, June 1, from 2 to 3.30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come along and hear from other reading group members and enjoy a presentation by guest speaker Ken McClure.

In addition to reading group day, Angus libraries are really excited to have three of the most prestigious Scottish crime writers at the same time! For crime month, Lin Anderson, Caro Ramsay and Aline Templeton will be at Arbroath Public Library on Friday, June 7.

Tickets are free and can be reserved at any Angus library. June is certainly going to be a busy month.

Hazel Cook, librarian.