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Town is ready for royal visitor

HRH The Princess Royal will today, Friday 27 May open the refurbished Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath, as part of a programme of visits to Angus.
 

The �450,000 refurbishment programme of the museum has been undertaken as a lasting legacy, to co-incide with the Year of the Light celebrations marking the landmark 200th anniversary of the Bell Rock lighthouse, which is of significance locally, nationally and internationally.
Councillor Jim Millar, convener of Angus Council Neighbourhood Services said:
I am delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness to the signal tower to celebrate the re-opening of the Signal Tower Museum. As a pharologist- someone who studies lighthouses- she understands the importance of the Bell Rock, not just to Arbroath but to the world, and this shore station was an integral part of that provision.
 This major refurbishment co-incides with the Year of the Light celebrations but gives a lasting benefit, not only to the people of Arbroath and Angus, but also to the many visitors from all ov

HRH The Princess Royal will today, Friday 27 May open the refurbished Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath, as part of a programme of visits to Angus. The �450,000 refurbishment programme of the museum has been undertaken as a lasting legacy, to co-incide with the Year of the Light celebrations marking the landmark 200th anniversary of the Bell Rock lighthouse, which is of significance locally, nationally and internationally. Councillor Jim Millar, convener of Angus Council Neighbourhood Services said: I am delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness to the signal tower to celebrate the re-opening of the Signal Tower Museum. As a pharologist- someone who studies lighthouses- she understands the importance of the Bell Rock, not just to Arbroath but to the world, and this shore station was an integral part of that provision. This major refurbishment co-incides with the Year of the Light celebrations but gives a lasting benefit, not only to the people of Arbroath and Angus, but also to the many visitors from all ov

Arbroath and Carnoustie are gearing up to welcome Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal who will be visiting the area on Tuesday (October 16).

While in Arbroath, the princess will visit Mackays jam factory on the Kirkton Industrial Estate.

The business has enjoyed notable success this year, including striking a deal with supermarket giant Tesco to double the value of its sales to the retailer.

It also marks a year of royal recognition for Mackays who were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the international trade category in January.

On her engagement in Carnoustie, Princess Anne will be at the War Memorial to unveil two plaques honouring the town’s two First World War Victoria Cross winners.

The bronze plaques, which honour Petty Officer George Samson and Corporal Charles Jarvis are to be rededicated at the Memorial.

They were previously set in walls at Samson Place and Jarvis Place in Carnoustie and were sent off to be cleaned two years ago.

The ceremony is being organised by the Carnoustie branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland and Legion padre Canon Douglas McKay will perform the rededication.

In addition Princess Anne will also be visiting Guthrie Castle on Tuesday to attend an autumn fayre which is raising funds for the Save the Children charity.

Her Royal Highness is president of Save the Children, and will be met by the chairman of the Angus branch, the Countess of Southesk who will introduce her to members of the committee.

Also planned for the Princess’s tour of Angus is a reception at the Canmore Rooms in Forfar to honour the Angus branch of Victim Support Scotland.

She will also carry out another engagement in Kirriemuir.

 

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