Carties to descend on Brechin again

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The streets of Brechin will be teeming with crowds eager to glimpse carties flying down the track this Saturday (October 19)

Brechin’s “Halloween in the City Cartie Race” is back for a second year and this time it’s bigger and better with an extended, more challenging course that covers the High Street, Bridge Street and finishes in River Street.

This years Cartie Race is also the last round of the Scottish Cartie Association Championship and this event will decide the overall champion for 2013.

Details of the full schedule for the event have now been released so visitors can plan their day to see as many of the attractions as possible.

The Angus Farmers Market will make its welcome return to Brechin and will be located in Church Street from 9 a.m.. Early birds will also be able to watch the carties initial practice runs that will be taking place down the full length of the extended course between 9 and 11 a.m.

At 11.30 a.m. inline skaters will gather at the top of the high street to race down the track to River Street. At various times through the afternoon, skating star Ally Donaldson will perform a stunt show and half-pipe routine to showcase his skills at the Leisure Centre.

The Brechin pipe band will parade down the High street at 11.45 a.m. before the serious racing begins at midday. The racing continues throughout the afternoon with the final race crossing the finish line between 3.30 and 4 p.m.

The presentation of prizes will then take place at the Big stage around 4.30 p.m. at which point the Scottish Cartie Association Champion for 2013 will be crowned.

Volunteers are required that can give a bit of time on the day to assist with the event. Anyone who is interested can contact Sandra Livingston (Community planning officer) on 01356 627443.

These events are organised by ‘BRAVO Brechin’ the group representing Businesses, Retailers and Voluntary Organisations in Brechin. The group aims to build on the increased community spirit developing within Brechin by “putting the Heart back in the City”.