Gala street party in Montrose fit for The Queen

There will be a street party in Montrose on June 11 to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday
There will be a street party in Montrose on June 11 to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday

Four groups in Montrose have teamed up to host a street party to celebrate HM the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Royal British Legion Montrose social club has joined forces with Montrose Rotary Club, Montrose Emergency Services Group (MESG) and the Borrowfield Community Group for the event on Wellington Street, Montrose, on Saturday, June 11.

It takes place between 2 and 6pm with this year’s Rose Queen and rosebuds formally opening the event at 2pm by cutting the ceremonial ribbon.

RBLS Montrose social club secretary Sadie Gillespie said: “We are thankful to the Montrose Rotary Club, MESG and Borrowfield Community Group who have stepped in to help us stage this magnificent civic event.

“We are also indebted to the board at Links Park for their assistance.

“We are working hard behind the scenes to change the image of the Legion and make it a community facility to be enjoyed by club members, user groups and visitors alike.”

Montrose Town Band, DJ Kevin Pert and local band Sorella will entertain.

MC for the day will be Joe Wishart.

There will be street entertainers from Aberdeen University Circus Society, an operation vehicle from RM Condor in Arbroath, as well as funfair rides, an inflatable slide, a barbecue and emergency services vehicles.

The first Great British Legion Bake Off will take place in the Legion Live Lounge. There are three categories - victoria sponge, six empire biscuits and birthday cake with royal icing. All entries are to be submitted by midday on the day.

The party will see Wellington Street closed to traffic.

Access will only be granted to those attending organised activities at Links Park.

For more information contact Sadie on 07806444261, message the RBLS Montrose Facebook page or email rblsmontrose@email.com.