Evening to raise awareness

Montrose Harbour.'Contributed photo
Montrose Harbour.'Contributed photo

The INCREASED shipping activity at Montrose Harbour has prompted the Sailors Society to hold an evening reception in the town later this month.

The society is an international maritime charity which has chaplains in many ports around the world and has been represented in Montrose for the last eight years by the chaplain, Peter Donald.

Rev. Mark Warner, the society’s national public relations and development officer, will be the main speaker at the event and he will deliver a dynamic presentation on the organisation’s work on behalf of seafarers and will describe some of the dangers and challenges that are faced by them.

There will also be contributions about the local connection with the society, featuring volunteers from the Haven, the popular seafarers centre in Meridian Street.

This awareness evening will be held in the Links Hotel and will begin with refreshments at 7pm. Sponsored by Montrose Port Authority, there is no charge for those attending.

Mr Donald said: “We hope that the public will come along to this exciting event. It’s our way of saying thank you to the Montrose community who have been so incredibly supportive towards us in our welfare work amongst the thousands of seafarers who have used the port, and the Haven Centre since it first opened nearly five years ago.

“If anybody would like more information they can phone me on 07833 140202, but I do encourage anybody at all interested in the work that we do just to turn up on the night. Everybody will be welcome.”