Attraction’s steady stream of visitors

The camera obscura is open daily, 10am to 5pm.
The camera obscura is open daily, 10am to 5pm.

Kirriemuir’s camera obscura continues to go from strength to strengh as it continues its first season under community management.

Following a successful open day at the start of June which around 500 people attended, the attraction has drawn a further 300 visitors and is set to pull in more as a number groups have expressed an interest in visiting.

At Kirriemuir Community Council’s last meeting, members heard that the Kirriemuir Regeneration Group has received practical and financial help from the local community.

The group took over the running of the camera obscura from the National Trust for Scotland after it lost its annual funding from Angus Council.

A spokeswoman said: “We’ve been open every day since the open day and have had about 300 visitors.

“We’ve applied for an NHS community grant to upgrade the kitchen and we’ve had help from the scouts who gave us a fridge and DD8 Music have given us £500.”

Future plans for the cricket pavilion which was gifted to the town by ‘Peter Pan’ author J.M. Barrie include a small museum about the author and a cafe.