Local councillor Bill Bowles has launched an online campaign to bring the beating heart back to the centre of Carnoustie.
The ‘Save Carnoustie High Street’ Facebook page went live this week with the express aim of doing exactly just that.
The page states: “At the last full Angus Council meeting it was decided that the burned out shops across from the Co-op should be replaced with four flats.
“The vast majority of the people of Carnoustie do not want this to happen.
“They want a vibrant local economy with a bustling High Street full of vibrant niche shops for both locals and tourists to enjoy.
“Thanks for liking this page and together we can make our hopes and desires a reality.”
Councillor Bowles explained: “I think the decision made at full council goes totally against the wants and needs of the Carnoustie public and business community.
“Shopkeepers were asked for their opinion on this by the Carnoustie Development Group and overwhelmingly they did not want to lose retail outlets.
“From what I can see there is no investment in Carnoustie High Street and economic development is sadly lacking.
“There is already great support for this campaign and taking it to social media allows us to mobilise and get working on it.
The Guide & Gazette, in conjunction with all Johnston Press newspapers in Britain, launched our very own ‘Shop Local, Eat Local, Play Local’ campaign last week. See page nine.