On your marks for the Kinloch Centre

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The chair of the Kinloch Centre Project is giving the sweat off his brow, literally, to ensure the proposed community hub goes ahead.

Peter Murphy is working hard on the project and on the training ground as he prepares to run the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday to raise vital funds for the centre.

He has become a regular sight running along the Scryne path and has had a lot of support from Carnoustie Probus Club, West End Bowling Club, Caledonia Golf Club, Club Carnoustie, Aboukir Grumpies, The Haven and Carnoustie Church. Peter said: “That’s helped a lot having these contacts. The training is coming along pretty well.

“I’m hoping to do it in just under five hours, that’s my expectation. Some people say if I don’t do that I won’t get the money!”

The project itself is coming to an important juncture according to Peter. He explained: “It’s all coming to a critical point at the end of June, that’s when we get a decision from Angus Council if we continue for another year.

“There will be a meeting at the end of May to discuss the business plan with council officers and a robust plan needs to be made available for scrutiny.

“We are reasonably confident it will go ahead and we think the plan will be up to standard by that time.”

The group hope to replicate the success of their Tartan Day car boot sale with another one on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cars are £5 and vans £10, to book a pitch call 01241 852106.

Peter said: “The last one was pretty successful, there were 20 to 30 vehicles and we think we can get more than that this time round. We had a coffee van and a Lintrathen farmer who did very well, he’ll be coming back, hopefully there will be more of that kind of thing.”