Council approves Glamis meet
Angus has the “thanks of 2,500 Guides” in Scotland after allowing a sold-out national event to go ahead next month.
The Guide Association of Scotland will welcome them to the environs of Glamis Castle on August 26, for Rise to the Challenge.
They will range from five-year-old Rainbows to adult members of the Trefoil Guild.
But an objection from a member of the public meant its application for a publicentertainment licence had togo before a special meeting of the council’s civic licensing board, heard during the recess period.
Councillors heard committee convener Craig Fotheringham had “no problem” with coach traffic passing homes on the route, which was objected to by an anonymous resident.
It emerged concerns arose over use of the Kirk Wynd gate, in the heart of the village, but this was quelled by representatives who gave a Guide’s promise to use the main gate only.
A council insider said: “Living next to one of Tayside’s biggest tourist attractions, I don’t think a few more coaches will pose any problems.”
Council solicitor Tina Magson said: “Activities include five zones during the day and a ‘festival square’ where those attending will be able to watch demonstrations and performances.
Visit www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk/rise-to-thechallenge for more information about the event.