Little Red Town is going green

Kirriemuir Macmillan Cancer Support committee members� Wilma Penman, Maimie Jamieson, Moira Clark, Pat Winter, Diane Hamilton and Moira Kelly outside the shop in Bank Street they have 'turned green'
Kirriemuir Macmillan Cancer Support committee members� Wilma Penman, Maimie Jamieson, Moira Clark, Pat Winter, Diane Hamilton and Moira Kelly outside the shop in Bank Street they have 'turned green'

Kirriemuir has been hosting coffee mornings to support Macmillan Cancer Support for 45 years, and the Little Red Town is going green this week to mark the milestone.

The Kirriemuir Macmillan Cancer Support committee will be hosting its 45th coffee morning to support the charity this Saturday.

Maimie Jamieson, who is one of three members who has been Kirriemuir Macmillan Cancer Support committee since the beginning

Maimie Jamieson, who is one of three members who has been Kirriemuir Macmillan Cancer Support committee since the beginning

Since 1971, a coffee morning has been held in the town on the second Saturday of October to raise funds for Macmillian.

Three of the committee members - current president Margaret Robertson, secretary Maimie Jamieson and Gloria Mitchell - have been on the committee since the beginning.

The ladies of the Kirriemuir committee were out turning the town green on Monday, including a shop front on Bank Street.

Shop owners in the town are also decking out their premises in green to mark the fundraising achievement.

Mrs Jamieson explained how the committee was formed, she said: “The Provost at the time called a meeting of representatives of groups in the town. I went to the meeting, as did Margaret and Gloria.

“The committee was formed and the three of us were selected and it just grew from there.

“For years we held the coffee morning in the town hall and it spilled into the little town hall.

“People have been very generous over the years. The public has been most supportive and we should thank them for that.”

She added: “About 25 shops in the town have showed their support in one way or another.

“The owner of a business in Bank Street has let us use their window for the week.”

The 45th Kirriemuir Macmillan coffee morning takes place on Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon at Glens and Kirriemuir Old Parish Church.