Brechin has been named as the host venue for the 2016 Scottish Rural Parliament.
Council leader Iain Gaul said he was delighted that Angus will welcome the rural parliament next year. He commented: “The rural parliament is an important forum for Scotland’s rural communities and we are delighted to have been selected to host the 2016 parliament in Angus.
“We were very keen to put Angus forward as a host venue as it offers us a great opportunity to showcase the county. The new Brechin Community Campus will be an ideal venue for the 2016 parliament and we look forward to welcoming the anticipated 400+ delegates to the burgh during the three-day event.”
The convener of Brechin and City Community Council Derek Harper said: “For Brechin to play host to the Scottish Rural Parliament in our brand new community campus is an incredible honour and we are determined to ensure a fantastic event.
“This was all made possible by the foresight of council leader Iain Gaul who initiated the expression of interest for Brechin to host the Scottish Rural Parliament, so on behalf of Brechin I would like to thank Councillor Gaul, council chief executive Richard Stiff and his colleagues for putting together the successful host bid presentation.
“2016 was always looking to be a great year for Brechin, our community campus opens in February, the flood prevention scheme will be completed in early spring and many community projects are taking shape and now we have a major national event to work towards in October.
“We have a tremendous opportunity for everyone in Angus to work together to showcase the many unique gems we have to offer in the county to Scotland and the world.”