Successful Heartie Thrang

A day of varied activities for the over 50’s was enjoyed in Kirriemuir last Saturday when the biennial Heartie Thrang took place.

A total of 145 participants gathered at Webster’s High School to enjoy a day of workshops and activities ranging from horse-riding to floral art.

The event, which has taken place in Angus every two years since 2001, is planned and organised by a committee of volunteers supported by Angus Council’s Community Learning and Development Service.

An Angus Council spokesperson said: “The Heartie Thrang is always a hugely popular event and this year’s organising committee did a particularly good job in ensuring that the day ran like clockwork and everyone got the most they could from it.

“The aim of the Heartie Thrang is to give older people the opportunity to get out and try all kinds of activities that they might not otherwise have the chance to do and, judging from the feedback that we were given yesterday, that worked really well.

“Everyone seemed to have a great day and all the workshop leaders received high praise, as did the caterers and, of course, the hard-working organising committee.

“This event is always in great demand and the tired but happy faces that left Webster’s High School yesterday afternoon showed us why!”

Anyone interested in finding our more about the Heartie Thrang and activities for older people in Angus can contact Maggie Sherrit, Senior Community Learning and Development Worker on 01575 574989 or email