Stage set for Royal wedding

IT seems Royal wedding fever has kicked in at local groups and organisations in the Forfar and Kirriemuir area, with everything from wedding banquets to a champagne tea party planned for this Friday.

As the eyes of the world watch at Prince William marries Catherine Middleton in Westminster Abbey, two Forfar brides will walk down the aisle for their own memorable day.

Rhoda Fletcher, a weaving team leader at Don & Low, will marry Terry Lovegrove who works with JCM Scotland in Aberdeen, at 2.30 pm in St John’s Church, whilst in St Margaret’s Alison Steel, daughter of Carol and Andrew Steel, will marry her fiance Richard Close from Houstoun, Renfrewhshire.

There will be a Royal theme to the menu at the monthly soup and sandwich lunch in St John’s church hall with Majestic Minestrone, Brown Windsor Broth and Buckingham Broccoli and Stilton among the menu choices!

Other local churches have also organised their own celebrations of the Royal wedding.

The East and Old is holding a church service on Friday evening when ten couples will have their marriages blessed before the “wedding party” heads down to the church hall for a two course meal followed by a ceilidh; the Isla Parishes Churches, in conjunction with Peel Farm Coffee & Craft Shop, are holding a community party at The Peel from 10.30 am (see full details on page 24).

Residents of Glamis and surrounding areas are set to mark the Royal wedding, with the castle ensuring visitors to the ancestral home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother will not miss out on the day’s events as television screens have been erected throughout the castle.

An historic wedding exhibition will open to the public on Friday with the news that the Queen has graciously given her permission for the castle to display the Queen Mother’s wedding dress in the exhibition from May 7 (see story on page three).