Back to business at The Cottage

Pictured are some of the community who attended the first Monday lunch club at The Cottage since it re-opened on July 23.
Pictured are some of the community who attended the first Monday lunch club at The Cottage since it re-opened on July 23.

Following its very successful open day, The Cottage in Edzell, Dalhousie Street has re-opened for business after being shut for three months while a major upgrading took place.

Members of the Monday lunch club were in party mood as they all enjoyed a very good lunch and celebrated being together again.

Current activities which are held there include a coffee morning, bridge, a book club and a knitting/craft group.

The Cottage is also used as a meeting place by many of the organisations from the village and surrounding area.

The Cottage committee members now plan to organise more activities and encourage other groups who require a small more intimate environment to use the building.

Over the years The Cottage has played host to various fund-raising events and art exhibitions showing how versatile a venue.

Charges for voluntary groups are low making The Cottage an ideal location to hold a meeting or event.

Other groups may also use The Cottage, with charges being set according to the nature of the activity.

Main activities, such as the Monday lunch club, are for pensioners but for people of any age are welcome at various other activities held at The Cottage.

The project was part-financed by the Scottish Government and European Rural Tayside Leader 2007-2013 programme and the Angus Council community grant scheme.

Members of the community itself have also given great support both in financial terms and volunteer hours.

The upgraded facilities bring it up to modern day standards and make it suitable for people with disabilities.

If you think you would be interested in attending any of the activities or that it might be a suitable venue for your group enquires can be made to Eileen White on 01356 648421 or Gill Reid on 01356 648937.