The ‘Running Rector’ returns

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The Kinloch Centre Project is in line for a double boost with a Tartan day fund-raiser tomorrow (Saturday) and a marathon attempt in the summer.

The site of the former Kinloch Primary School, now dubbed the ‘Village Green’ will be officially opened to the public for the first time with a Tartan Day car boot sale between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will be opened with a parade by local pipers.

It is hoped the event will be the first of many and provide a much needed boost to the proposed community hub’s funds.

Chair of the Kinloch Centre Project Peter Murphy (81) will be going above and beyond for the cause having signed up to the Dundee Marathon later this year.

He was at one time known as the ‘Running Rector’ after a series of fund-raising marathons in the 1980s while rector of Whitfield High School.

A knee injury in January threatened to derail the fund-raiser but after treatment training is back on track. Peter said: “Given that this is the situation now I feel more confident and the weather is improving so it’s not quite so cold to train.

“I’ve received quite a lot of interest, firstly because I’m older and secondly because of the nature of the good cause I’m doing it for.”

Sponsorship forms are available in The Haven (Carnoustie), from Carnoustie Probus Club, West End Bowling Club, Carnoustie Church and the Aboukir Hotel.