Local MP welcomes warm Monikie hall

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MONIKIE Memorial Hall was officially brought out of the cold on Friday when local MP Stewart Hosie visited the building.

Mr Hosie was there to unveil a plaque to mark the successful completion of the hall’s renewable energy project.

The building is now warmer and insulated after a much needed new heating system was installed.

The system is fired by a new state-of-the art biomass boiler which will ensure draughty events at the hall are a thing of the past.

Monikie Memorial Hall was able to upgrade their heating system thanks to the setting up of a financial partnership.

Cash from the Scottish Government, the European community, the Rural Tayside Leader programme, Community Energy Scotland and the Angus Council community grant scheme all contributed towards the project.

The event was also attended by trustees of the hall and committee members with representatives of the organisations which had made finance available to allow the project to go ahead.

During his visit Mr Hosie gave a short speech in which he reflected on times he had used the hall over the years.

He said it was 37 years ago when he first started visiting the hall and spoke of how cold it was throughout the year.

But now hall users will get the benefit of a warm comfortable venue all year around.

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