Sculpture prizes on offer
THE Friends Of The William Lamb Studio group has announced that applications are closed for its annual children’s sculpture competition.
It looks like it will be the largest entry ever.
On Saturday children from the six Montrose primary schools and Montrose Academy will gather to see who can produce the most interesting clay sculpture on the day.
They will be given clay and an hour to create their piece.
Many will be modelling in clay for the first time.
Prizes will be offered to the top three entries in three age groups, and the overall winner will also be awarded the special Lamb Medal.
A spokesman for the friends group said: “We have been holding the Lamb Children’s Sculpture competition for 37 years now.
“The standard of last year’s entries was exceptionally high, but we are expecting this to be another inspirational and fun day.”
Jennifer Gellatly, 33, of Kirkton, said t hat her family contacted the police following the discovery of the offensive message at Derwent Avenue.
The vile scrawl made reference to the death of Jennifer’s son, Jayden, and was aimed at his older brother Daniel Docherty, who is only nine.
Jayden died in 2016, three days before his second birthday, from an endocarditis infection.
He had battled a number of health issues, i ncluding fluid on his brain.
Jennifer condemned the latest sick stunt, having previously hit out about online trolls who had mocked images of Jayden on her daughter Jessica’s social media accounts.
Messages telling Jennifer she should have had an abortion are believed to have been sent from as far afield as America.
Jennifer said: “I almost can’t believe just how close to our front door this graffiti is.
“My daughter Jessica had been made aware of it and had shown me an image of the lamp-post.
“I went down to Asda in Kirkton and saw the lamp-post myself and it is definitely not acceptable to be writing that.
“My mother contacted the police regarding the matter.
“I’ve also contacted Daniel’s school to see if they can recognise the handwriting.
“It clearly appears to have been written by a child who maybe doesn’t fully understand the situation.
A MUM has spoken of her disgust after graffiti mocking her dead son appeared on a lamp-post near her home.