Celebrate Easter in Brechin on Saturday

Last year's winners: Pictured with their winning entries in last year's egg decorating competition are Charley Hanncox and Patrick Rose. Missing from the picture was Aiden Southam. Competition judge Ruth Leslie Melville is seen with one of last year's entries in the Easter bonnets and bunnits competition.

Last year's winners: Pictured with their winning entries in last year's egg decorating competition are Charley Hanncox and Patrick Rose. Missing from the picture was Aiden Southam. Competition judge Ruth Leslie Melville is seen with one of last year's entries in the Easter bonnets and bunnits competition.

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Easter is just around the corner and plans for the Easter in the City event, which takes place this Saturday (March 30), have been finalised.

Across Brechin there will a number of events and activities taking place, organised by the Brechin Retailer’s Group who have been busy for months planning the day.

This year’s star attraction will be a display of vintage vehicles that will be descending on Brechin from all over Angus and beyond.

It’s estimated that over 20 vehicles, from cars and tractors to motor cycles will visit the City and will be displayed in the High Street and the Church Street car park from 11 a.m., to 4 p.m.

During the event the High Street will be pedestrianised ensuring everyone has an opportunity to view the vintage vehicles up close.

Do you care for tea? Well why not join together with all the characters in the first ever “Brechin Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” which will take place on the High Street and, if the weather is very bad, in the Northern Hotel.

Tickets, priced at £4, include a sandwich, sausage roll, crisps, cake, fruit, juice as well as the obligatory Creme Egg. Tickets are available from Sweets & Treats in Swan Street or Les Turriff in St David Street.

Sittings for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will take place from 12 noon to 1 p.m., 1 to 2 p.m., and 2 to 3 p.m., - don’t be late.

Numerous other events will also be taking place across the town centre throughout the day.

The City Hall plays host to a coffee morning between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. From 12 noon to 2 p.m., soup will be served, so even if the weather stays cold you will be kept warm.

The City Hall is also the venue for a Table Sale between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. With local businesses, crafters, bakers and jewellery makers, and more, in attendance there will be something for everyone. A Tombola Stand will also take place to help raise funds for the group.

Throughout the day face painting, a bouncy castle and a puppet show will also be available to entertain families.

Following the success of last years ‘Easter Bonnet’ competition, which saw the Town House Museum awash with colour, children and adults alike will again showcase their artistic abilities by submitting their bonnets to the Town House Museum in the High Street where prizes will be awarded for the best entry. Last year over 300 entries were received for the completion, providing a hard task for the judge.

This year the judging of the bonnets will take place at 12.30 p.m., at the museum by ‘The Queen’ so why not enter your bonnet and make the judge’s job even harder this year.

Bonnits and Bunnits can be decorated at home and handed into the Town House at any time during the week.

Of course no Easter could pass without a mad scramble to the craft cupboard, cracking out the felt tip pens and creating a eggcellent masterpiece and this year will be no different with the Easter Egg competition.

Decorate your egg at home before bringing it to the City Hall before 11 a.m.,on Saturday ready for the judging.

And who can miss the chance to roll their Easter Egg down the High Street? Taking place at around 3 p.m., eggs will be rolled down the street to see how far it will go before breaking.

Brechin’s ‘Easter in the City 2013’ is set to provide an entertaining day out for all.