Revitalising the High Street

TWO CARNOUSTIE councillors have been looking at ways to revitalise the town’s High Street.

Peter Murphy and Brian Boyd visited businesses to find out what could be done to bring the area back to life.

Councillor Murphy was positive about the town centre’s future with new businesses to open soon.

He said: “A new butcher has come into the town and a new takeaway is going to be opened in the next two or three months, so that is some good news.”

Councillor Boyd pointed out that there are quite a number of absentee landlords in the town and that there is only so much that that the council can do about the issue.

Carnoustie has been without a petrol station for the past 10 years, which means people have to travel to Arbroath or Barnhill to fill up and the councillors would like to see one in the town.

Councillor Murphy said: “The ideal solution would be to have a petrol station but it would need to link up with a supermarket.”

Kathleen Crowe, secretary of Carnoustie Business Association, said that the town definitely needs a petrol station and more local people to use the High Street businesses.