Marines on the march

45 COMMANDO. Credit: ''LA Phot Pepe Hogan
45 COMMANDO. Credit: ''LA Phot Pepe Hogan

Marines from 45 Commando will exercise their Freedom of Angus when they march through the streets of Arbroath tomorrow (Wednesday).

The march celebrates the association of the unit, which is based at RM Condor, with Angus and will mark its 45 years in Arbroath. It will involve about 350 personnel together with a marching band, with colours flying, drums beating and bayonets fixed.

They will gather at Victoria Park before setting off at about 11am, marching to the High Street and stopping at a saluting dais outside the former Sheriff Court buildings at about 11.10-11.15am. There, they will be inspected by Provost Alex King and Georgiana Osborne Lord Lieutenant of Angus, before marching back from the High Street to Victoria Park.

Following the parade, there will be a civic reception at RM Condor, which is being hosted by Provost Alex King for the unit and invited guests.

There will be some temporary road closures and restrictions in support of the march.

King’s Drive will be closed between 9am and 1pm (from Hill Road east for 950m). Local diversions will be in place during this time.

Police Scotland will also operate a rolling road closure during the march (10.30am to midday) that includes Hill Road, Hill Street, High Street, Kirk Square, Hill Place.

No waiting restrictions will be in place from 6pm Tuesday, March 28 to 1pm Wednesday, March 29, at:

- Kings Drive – (from Hill Road east for 200m)

- Hill Road

- Hill Street (north side only from High Street east for 40m)

- High Street (from Hill Street to Kirk Square)