Activities programme launched

angus Council’s Active Angus summer activities programme for children was launched on today by neighbourhood services vice-convener Councillor Jeanette Gaul.

The programme runs from Monday, July 2 until Friday, August 10 and includes all Angus Council leisure facility activities, sports specific coaching, dance workshops, Rural Summer Active Club, Angus Scottish FA summer football and sport & recreation for people with a disability.

The AVIVA Star:track Athletics programme will run in Kirriemuir, Arbroath, Carnoustie, Forfar Montrose and Monifieth, for children aged six to 12.

A number of links have again been made with local golf professionals giving opportunities for seven to 14 year olds to learn new golf skills this summer. Coaching is taking place in Montrose, Forfar, Brechin and Arbroath. This year’s programme includes five Clubgolf Mini Opens running in Arbroath, Carnoustie Montrose, Monifieth and Forfar.

Further details are available by contacting Angus Council’s ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778 or online at and or from local sports centres and swimming pools.

Mrs Gaul said: “Once more, we have on offer an extensive and varied programme of sports and activities to suit children of all ages and with different levels of skills. This will be an opportunity for our schoolchildren to enjoy, and improve in, their favourite sports, and to try out some new activities.”