Street name honour for Montrose

Pictured (l-r) are dancers Rebecca Tasker, Vannessa Gove, Haidee Mowatt, Leanne McDonald, Katie Greig and Katie Louise McIntosh who will perform at the naming ceremony. Missing from the picture is Lucy Cassidy.
Pictured (l-r) are dancers Rebecca Tasker, Vannessa Gove, Haidee Mowatt, Leanne McDonald, Katie Greig and Katie Louise McIntosh who will perform at the naming ceremony. Missing from the picture is Lucy Cassidy.

MONTROSE and its twin town Luzarches will next week strengthen their own contribution to the ‘Auld Alliance’ at a special street-naming ceremony.

The name Rue de Montrose will be unveiled next Sunday, September 25, on one of the town’s newest streets at an event which will be attended by Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville as well as a strong contingent from Montrose Twinning Association.

Mayor Patrick Decolin put forward the idea some time ago to recognise the already strong, 17-year relationship between the two communities.

To mark the occasion, pupils from the Gordon School of Dancing will perform a new dance specifically choreographed for the occasion to a new tune, La Rue de Montrose, composed by piper Brian Rumble from Blairgowrie Pipe Band.

Montrose Twinning Association chairwoman Robina Addison said the day will be “extra special” to commemorate the honour being paid to Montrose.

She said: “It was a surprise for us when we were told but there’s a very strong bond between the two twinning associations and we’re delighted it’s being marked in this way.

“We haven’t yet talked to the council about the same thing happening here but it has been suggested. It’s quite an honour for Montrose.”