MONTROSE Highland Games has canvassed support from supermarket chain Scotmid Co-operative to provide shelters for this year’s event.
The society has awarded the games committee £200 from its regional community grant fund which will go towards the cost of gazebos and other protective coverings for dance competitors and disabled spectators at the East Links site.
The application was made by games secretary Thelma Robb, who accepted the cheque last week at the Scotmid store in Borrowfield.
She said: “We’re all very grateful to Scotmid for this donation. The committee does a great deal of fund-raising all year round for the games and we rely on all businesses, organisations and residents within the community for support so this £200 is a real bonus.
“We also plan to make the gazebos available for other groups to borrow throughout the year for their own events so many members of the local community are sure to benefit over time.”
Laura Paterson, Scotmid’s north region membership and community officer, said the society was pleased to be able to help the committee improve its facilities.
She said: “Everyone will be hoping for lovely weather for the event but should the heavens open, I’m sure this purchase will prove invaluable in making Montrose Highland Games a more pleasant experience for many.
“The fact that other community groups can also make use of the covers at a later date is wonderful news too.”