Harley event a major success in the City

The organisers of this year’s Harley Davidson in the City event have hailed it a huge success and have given a big pat on the back to all those who played their part in making it a great day out.

“BRAVO Brechin has done it again with another successful Harley event, which demonstrates our determination to put the heart back in the city,” said a spokesman.

“The Harley event was part of a series of events organised by BRAVO Brechin to encourage community spirit and participation, as well as encouraging visitors to Brechin and the surrounding area,” he added.

“The population of Brechin was almost doubled during the event by encouraging over 8500 visitors into the centre of our Cathedral City. This effort is not achieved through our efforts alone and BRAVO Brechin would like to thank the many businesses, farmers and volunteers without whom the event could not have taken place.”

Among those being thanked are Lord and Lady Dalhousie who, the organisers say, deserve a special mention for once again allowing Brechin Castle to be used as a backdrop for the start of the Harley Davidson ride-out.

“Thanks also go to the members of Gardiner Memorial Church for providing tea and rolls for the bikers as they arrived.

“Thanks must also go to Tayside Contracts, Police Scotland and Angus Council for their generosity and support throughout the planning stages as well as during the event and ride-out.”

“Over 500 bikes descended on the city and the enthusiasm of the public was appreciated by the many volunteers who helped during the run up to the event as well as on the day itself,” he added.

“This year’s event also included the longest, land-based water slide in Scotland - made possible by a grant from the Angus Community Grant Fund. This was enjoyed by around 1,000 people.