Pageant plans unveiled

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The Pageant, which takes place on Saturday (May 30) at Brechin Public Park, is set to be the biggest ever.

Organisers have spent the past year preparing for the event, putting in place stalls, performers and competitions to create a lively event with entertainment to appeal to all ages.

Unfortunately the City Centre Parade has been cancelled. Announcing the news on the event’s Facebook page, organisers said: “We regret to announce that this year there will not be a procession before the Pageant. Unfortunately due to this year’s event clashing with the British pipe band championships we knew that Brechin Pipe band were unable to attend, however we had secured another band who have now pulled out.

“Additionally this year we have had very little interest in decorating procession floats which would make the procession very short. Therefore we have had to regretfully make the decision to cancel the procession this year. We will of course endeavour to bring it back for 2016.”

However, with over 70 stalls set to be in place - including food vendors, crafters and gaming stalls - the event is still to be a big draw.

The event will run from 1 to 4pm, and organisers said: “There will be a section of the Public Park set aside for amusements and the main arena this year will be slightly larger than usual to accommodate a stage, where various local groups will be performing.

“Also in the main arena there will be many of the old favourites - The Tug O’ War and The Obstacle Races.”

Returning this year is the Pet Show, organised by local veterinary surge Crofts. This will be held in a marquee and there are a number of categories, including waggiest tale and best trick. Judging for the competition takes place at 2.30pm.

A BRAVO spokesperson said: “The day’s events and timetable will be M.C.’d by Jim Addison, whose enthusiasm and wit, along with his music, is sure to keep the crowd amused throughout the day.