Daredevils to race in Brechin

Race track: Cartie drivers will race down the High Street on their quest to record the quickest time.

Race track: Cartie drivers will race down the High Street on their quest to record the quickest time.

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Brechin’s High Street will be turned into a race track for the Brechin Retailers’ Group’s latest event - the Hallowe’en Cartie Race.

Taking place this Saturday, October 27, budding race drivers will take their carties onto the city’s High Street, one of the steepest in Britain, where they will race to find out who is the fastest.

Practice runs will start at 10 a.m. with timed races starting at around 12.30 to 1 p.m.

Races will be split into four categories - 12-15 years pro, 12-15 years novice, 16 plus pro and 16 plus novice - with prizes going to the fastest in each category.

Other prizes, which will be judged at 12 noon in the Church Street car-park, will see awards going to the best designed cartie, best Hallowe’en themed cartie and driver and the most entertaining team.

Carties will race from the High Street along a 350-metre long course with speeds of around 25 to 30 mph being expected.

It is envisaged that cartie races will start at the top of Brechin High Street for seniors with novices starting further down the street, at the cross.

On Saturday night, from 7.30 p.m. to midnight, there will be a Monster Ball, held at the former City Club at 6 Southesk Street. During the night live band Burlesque will entertain guests, a bar will be provided by The Stables and there will be a buffet.

Tickets, costing £20, are still available and can be purchased from PrintMatters, Turriffs, Brymers Butchers and Rosies Bakehouse.