Keen to brighten things up
CHRISTMAS might seem a distant memory for many, but one Angus councillor is already on the campaign trail in a bid to brighten up his town centre for the next festive season.
To m m y Stewart, Independent councillor for Montrose and District, said he was responding to complaints made over the last few years about the Christmas tree situated at the Town House.
Mr Stewart is trying to find out if the Montrose community wants to stick with a traditional tree or go for a more modern, metal construction.
Angus Council no longer funds Christmas lights, but it does supply Christmas trees to all the burghs.
Mr Stewart organises the Christmas Spectacular in Montrose High Street and i s chairman of the Santa Claus in Montrose charity, which has donated nearly £10,000 to l ocal causes. He said: “I want to find out the thoughts of the Montrose public about getting a tree similar to those in Laurencekirk and St Cyrus. It is metal and covered in lights.”