Refurbished banners wave the flag for Carnoustie

The colourful sign boards about Angus that were erected about four years ago have had a serious face lift with very much brighter images on them just in time for the ladies open. These two are just along from the leisure centre.

The colourful sign boards about Angus that were erected about four years ago have had a serious face lift with very much brighter images on them just in time for the ladies open. These two are just along from the leisure centre.

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THE CARNOUSTIE banners are waving once again after council workers replaced them.

The sail shaped signs were taken down two weeks ago after it was felt they needed spruced up for the approaching Ricoh Women’s Open.

In fact, the refurbishment was so good that our photographer thought they were brand new signs.

The banners were taken away and repainted at the behest of Independent councillor Brian Boyd, who earlier had described them as: “quite shabby.”

Using an advanced form of polymeric paint and laminates the refurbished signs will hopefully stay bright a good deal longer.

Councillor Boyd said: “These freshly painted banners look great, so much better than the old ones.

“Unfortunately, the old banners should have lasted longer and faded quickly, this incarnation should last for around five to seven years.

“I think we’ve made a good effort at being environmentally sound here.

“These banners, which have survived pretty much everything the Carnoustie weather has thrown at them, would probably never biodegrade.

“It’s nice that we were able to revamp the signs rather than buy new ones. I also think it’s a compliment to the quality of the workmanship that people do actually think they are brand new.”

l Our picture shows two of the refurbished signs near to the Leisure Centre.