Montrose hitting the right notes as a music venue

Status Quo wow the watching crowds at the East Links.
Status Quo wow the watching crowds at the East Links.

Councillor David May has praised the emergence of Montrose as a major music venue, able to attract the top acts, and claimed that 2014 had been an amazing musical year.

Describing a year which saw Status Quo play in front of 4,500 fans at the East Links, music lover Mr May said: “This has been an amazing musical year for Montrose and who would have believed several years ago that we would have big names coming to our town and to Angus?

“Personally, I enjoyed the music of Status Quo and the event was wonderfully organised. It must be good for the local economy to have so many visitors from far and wide coming to hear these acts and stay in our town.

“We must thank Lynda Paton and her team several years ago for setting up MoFest. David Paton and the present committee have built upon her work and moved it on and we now have headline acts and musical events throughout the year.

“It has also been good to see the birth of North East