REPRESENTATIVES of Carnoustie Community Council handed over reflective vests for every paper boy and girl in Carnoustie at an informal ceremony on Tuesday morning.
Present at the event were Ed Oswald, Sue McMahon and Kirsty MacDonald from the community council, local newsagents Iain MacDougal and Tahir Zainnab and community policeman Constable Mark Callison.
The vice-chairman of the community council, Ed Oswald, explained: “The community council did something similar about 10 years ago, and the matter was again debated quite recently.
“Several members felt that the paper boys and girls could not be properly seen during the early evening and early morning when it is dark at this time of year.
“We were fortunate to get sponsorship from Shaggy Dog Design so decided to go ahead and order the vests. We at the community council are delighted at being able to help keep the youngsters safe.”
Constable Callison commented: “This commendable initiative will undoubtedly contribute to the safety of those involved in the delivery of newspapers within this area.
“The importance of being visible whilst on or near roads cannot be stressed highly enough. All cyclists should be aware of the legal requirements to have lights to the front and rear whilst cycling on public roads during the hours of darkness. A rear reflector is also required by law.”
l Pictured at Tuesday’s hand-over are, from left - Ryan Bjeirmi, Leona Falconer, Craig Knight, Philma Taylor and Oliver Nicol with community council members, newsagents and police looking on.