Chance to shine

THE chairman of Forfar Community Council is urging local residents to turn out in force to welcome the Olympic torch as it makes its way through Angus next Tuesday morning.

Communities up and down the country have played their own role in making Olympic history prior to the opening of the 2012 games, and next week it is Forfar’s turn.

Mrs Isobel Ross told the “Dispatch” the torch added to a very successful few weeks locally - following the huge community event of the Glamis Gathering and last week’s jubilee weekend.

She said: “I would like to think it will be a nice day and people will come out to cheer the torch. Not everybody can get time off their work to be there but it would be good if the response was there and people give the torch a wee cheer and encouragement. This is Forfar’s chance to shine.

“I think it gives people a good feeling to be a part of things. We had Glamis, the jubilee weekend and now the Olympic torch. I think we have been very lucky in the sense we have had all that going on.

“Forfar is historically the county town and I would like to think there is a great welcome for the torch.”