Tartan Week events revealed

PLANS for Tartan Week in Carnoustie were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Carnoustie Business Association in the Kinloch Arms last Wednesday.

The committee wants to duplicate the success of last year’s parade along the High Street and the Tartan Day Spring Fair, but agreed that they were unlikely to be blessed with the same magnificently hot and sunny weather.

So this year the parade on Saturday, April 7, with the Carnoustie Pipe Band, the Sinners Motorcycle Club, and hopefully others, will be in reverse.

It will start by the Fairways Garage and end at the three halls by Links Avenue. The Fair - renamed the Tartan Week Food and Craft Market - will be held indoors in the three - hopefully four - halls so that stallholders (and the CBA) don’t have to worry about the weather.

Also planned on the same date and at the same time is a small market offering ‘A taste of local Scottish Fayre’.

During Tartan Week itself there will be a shop window competition for children during the entire week, and cafes and hostelries offering ‘Scottish Brunch’ to kick off Tartan Week on Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1.

On Friday, April 6, at the Kinloch Arms Hotel there will be a bingo night with all proceeds going towards the ‘Brooke’s Dream’ campaign, and on Saturday, April 7, at the Kinloch Arms there will be a barbecue with live music from local Celtic rock band Gleadhriach.

Finally, to celebrate Tartan Week the usual ‘So you think you know Scotland?’ quiz has been changed to ‘So you think you know Carnoustie?’ with an opportunity for young and old to discover how much they know – and what they can learn – about the town.

Entry forms are available from High Street shops.