Get talking about Kirrie’s future

Kirrie is in the spotlight this week.
Kirrie is in the spotlight this week.

Local businesses and residents of Kirriemuir are invited to take part in the Kirrie Talks series of events which begin tomorrow.

This is the latest design charrette in Angus when Kirriemuir’s past, present and future will be explored.

The project’s top priority is to develop a long-term vision and strategy for the future of Kirriemuir town centre.

Its success will rely upon the interest, involvement and contribution of the local community.

Charrettes – consultation and design programmes – have already taken place in Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Monifieth and Montrose. All drew excellent community responses through creative conversations, activities and events.

The charrette was developed by the council, and will be facilitated by a team of experts in town planning, architecture, property development and community regeneration.

It will provide a detailed view of Kiriemuir’s existing and possible future services, including housing, retail, leisure and tourism.

It launches tomorrow with two further days on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14.

The design team will report back at an exhibition on Tuesday, September 27 at their Design Studio at Kirrie Connections Community Hub, 5 Bank Street, Kirriemuir, DD8 4BE, which hosts most of the events.

The organisers have a full day of events planned for tomorrow, and hope as many people as possible will pop along to the community hub.

The programme begins at 12 noon and runs until 9 pm.

There is a drop in design studio from 12 to 5 pm; a schools’ workshop from 1 to 2.30 pm and a transport walk which will leave the community hub at 3 pm.

The launch event begins in the evening with community networking from 5.30 to 6.30 pm with a number of presentations during the evening, which will end at 9pm

Look out for news and updates on the charrette’s dedicated Twitter and Facebook pages as well as its Padlet.