Getting set for the roar of engines

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With just over two weeks until the Harley Davidson in the City on July 14, Brechin’s retailers are busy preparing for the event.

During the event Brechin’s centre will roar with the sounds of around 200 Harley Davidson bikes, which are expected to descend on the city as part of Brechin Retailers’ “Harley Davidson in the City” event.

Parking restrictions on Clerk Street, from the Post Office to the Northern Hotel, have been applied for.

It is envisaged that around 150/200 bikes could be parked in that area, with an overspill area to allow additional motorcycles to park, although not confirmed, being suggested at Maisondieu School or the Damacre Centre.

Ken Ferguson of Brechin Football Club has also offered the car park at Glebe Park to be used as overspill for parking cars.

House of Custom, a Harley Davidson customising specialist, will be bringing its merchandise unit and a number of custom bikes are to be displayed in the area of the old petrol station belonging to Kevin Mackie.

It will not just be the sounds of engines that will be heard on the day as it is hoped a number of bands will provide entertainment to visitors during the event, with the help from David Paton from the Montrose Music Festival.

It is hoped that Harley Davidson will provide bunting to help decorate Brechin’s streets and retailers within the City will decorate shop windows in a Harley Davidson theme.

Netherton Cottage will be holding a party in the evening, with bands including Uniforms, Brothel Corpse Trio and Snappin Turtles.

The group has also named dates for future events, with “Hallowe’en in the City” taking place on Saturday, October 27 and “Christmas in the City” taking place on Saturday, December 8.