HMS Montrose crew to march through town

The ship’s company of HMS Montrose will march through the streets of Montrose next week.

The ship and its crew are making a hometown visit to Montrose between Tuesday (July 1) and Thursday (July 3), and the highlight of which will be their freedom parade through the streets of the burgh on Wednesday evening (July 2)

The Freedom of Angus was conferred on the commanding officer and ship’s company in 2002 in recognition of their long and close association with the people of Angus.

The parade starts at the former swimming pool, on the Mall, at 6 p.m. The ship’s company, led by the band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, will then exercise the right granted to them as freemen and will march the full length of Montrose High Street.

The Provost of Angus Helen Oswald will inspect the guard of honour and the ship’s company in the town centre.

The Provost, the Lord Lieutenant of Angus and the commanding officer of HMS Montrose will take the salute as the ship’s company passes through the High Street.

The parade will finish in George Street at around 7 p.m.

To ensure the area is safe for spectators and participants, traffic management measures and parking restrictions will be applied in the immediate vicinity of the parade between 4 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.