Show says posters are vibrant

THE ORGANISERS of a car stunt show coming to Arbroath have defended their practice of using posters to advertise their event, writes Jennifer Newton.

Last week the Herald reported that some traders in the High Street were worried that posters being splashed across the front of empty shops was making the town centre unattractive.

They were also concerned that it might even put off business and investment coming to the town.

However, David Thomas, from the Extreme Stunt Show, which visits Victoria Park on Wednesday, believes posters, such as the ones advertising his show can make the High Street look more vibrant.

He said: “There are a few shows on in Arbroath at the moment, so there probably is a bit of poster congestion.

“They are legal advertisements and we get the permission of land owners to display our posters.

“We find that there are a lot of shops closed in many of the towns we visit and it is nice to see a bright, vibrant poster display in the window rather than boarded up windows.

“After the shows we also make sure to go and remove the posters so they are gone straight way.”

And Mr Thomas added that the number of shows coming to Arbroath in the next couple of weeks shows that it is a popular location for events.

He explained: “We have brought four shows to Arbroath and we really enjoy coming to this area.

“There is always plenty going on and people always seem to enjoy watching us.”

Last week the council said they were aware of posters being displayed on empty shops in the High Street and added they would continue to monitor the situation.