Light legged horse classes re-scheduled

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THE Angus Show, staged at Haughmuir, on the western outskirts of Brechin the weekend before last, attracted quite a crowd on the Saturday, after a week of mixed weather.

The wet conditions on the Friday meant a decision by members of Angus Agricultural Association to cancel the light legged horse classes on health and safety grounds.

However, the classes have been rescheduled for Saturday, June 30 at Brechin Castle.

The police were, in the main, happy with the way the majority of visitors to the show conducted themselves over the two days, although there were sporadic reports of anti-social behaviour.

On behalf of Tayside Police, Sergeant Renilson, who was the officer in charge, expressed his thanks to the organisers, stallholders and members of the public who all played their part in another successful event on the outskirts of town.

“A mixture of the weather, and the good spirits of the local community provided local officers with an event which was pleasure to police,” commented Sergeant Renilson.

“In what is a community-based event, a lot of hard work goes into the organisation and preparation.

“It is unfortunate, however, that there are still individuals within the community who spoil it for others by behaving in an anti-social manner after the event.

The route from the event into Brechin was the subject of numerous acts of vandalism with various properties being damaged, including fencing and road signs, for reasons only known to the persons responsible.

“Tayside Police would like to point out that acts of this nature will not be tolerated and individuals found to be responsible for these incidents will be dealt with accordingly.

“If any person can provide any information as to who was responsible for these mindless acts they can contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or attend personally at their local police office where any information provided will be treated in confidence.”

Meanwhile, for more show results turn to page ten.