Bright future planned

The Beach Pavilion recess which is set for a makeover from Colourful Carnoustie.
The Beach Pavilion recess which is set for a makeover from Colourful Carnoustie.

Local environmental group Colourful Carnoustie are looking to add new life to a once popular area at the Beach Pavilion.

In the 50s and 60s, the recess between the ladies and gents bathing stations was a sheltered, seated area with large draught boards on the ground, where locals and visitors took in the sea air and whiled away the summer hours with a relaxing game or two.

Now, with the aid of a financial pledge from Carnoustie Haven, the group intend to recreate the relaxing character of the area by installing new seating, planters and some special decoration. Colourful Carnoustie Chair, Kirsty MacDonald explained: “We identified the area adjacent to the Sandy Sensation paddling pool for a makeover some time ago but funds just weren’t available. When the Haven pledged support for our proposal, we set the wheels in motion. New wooden benches have been ordered and planters are currently being made. We have been in touch with Carnoustie High School and hopefully, after their exams, senior art students will help us add a touch of colour with themed murals. Angus Council has given the go-ahead and we are grateful to the new owners of the Pavilion for their permission. We can’t thank Babs and the customers at the Haven enough for their generosity and support.”

Colourful Carnoustie would like to give the area a ‘name’ and are asking the local community for ideas. The name should include ‘Carnoustie Haven’ and if you pop into the Haven in Dundee Street, it will cost you only £1 to fill in a nomination slip with your chosen name. All proceeds go to local good causes.