Event organisers give thanks for cartie help

Brechin’s cartie race organisers, BRAVO, have given their thanks to all the businesses and volunteers who helped make the event a success.

The event, that took place on Saturday, October 19, could not have taken place without the generosity of all those who gave their time to help with the race.

Graeme Gove, speaking on behalf of BRAVO, said: “Thanks go to local firms Geo Dalgarno and Sons, Bill Stevens Motors, Duncan and Duncan McIntosh Trailers, all of whom made valuable contributions.

“Also Bill Murray and Fred Murray who helped with the mammoth task of providing 3000 bales as well as Mark Steel who kindly transported them in and out of Brechin.”

Also thanked for the assistance during the event were Brechin Fire Brigade, Brechin Rugby Club and Brechin High School pupils.

“Thanks go to Stewart Archibald and Brechin Leisure Centre for their enthusiasm and assistance while arranging the event,” continued Graeme.

“Also a special mention to Jim Mather, Gordon Campbell, Brechin Panto Group and Brechin Pipe Band, all of whom made valuable contributions.

“Finally thanks go to all the willing volunteers and residents who gave their time in some terrible weather to help set up and tidy up the course as well as marshal throughout the day.

“Without their assistance it would not be possible to continue to hold these events and their assistance is most appreciated.”

During the day over 30 carties took on the challenge of racing down the city centre course, cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd.

The support received by the public on the day was appreciated by the many volunteers who helped on the run up to the event as well as on the day itself.

Next up for the group will be ‘Christmas in the City’ which will this year take place on Saturday, November 30.

There will be a host of entertainment throughout the day and STV’s Sean Batty will turn on the Christmas tree lights.

“The successful event again demonstrates the organisers determination to ‘put the heart back in the city,’” he added.