‘Spoketacular’ fun at Easthaven picnic...

'Easthaven Together' and 'A Taste of Angus' provided picnic boxes for �2 for cyclists and walkers at the Easthaven Picnic to celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle route 1. From left: Anne Bancroft, Neil McAnish, Finnleigh McAnish, Jean Stewart.
'Easthaven Together' and 'A Taste of Angus' provided picnic boxes for �2 for cyclists and walkers at the Easthaven Picnic to celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle route 1. From left: Anne Bancroft, Neil McAnish, Finnleigh McAnish, Jean Stewart.

East Haven residents were in high spirits last Sunday as the sun shone down to help celebrate the Taste of Angus Cycle and Big Picnic event after days of miserable weather.

With an early start for the 37 volunteers responsible for everything being ready for 10am, the day went down a treat for all involved.

The event was catered for with picnic boxes costing just £2, with the boxes supplied courtesy of the Food Team led by Jean Stewart, formerly of Long Row. Jean, who was described as having organised the whole process with “military” precision, was commended for considering every little detail.

The boxes consisted of many delicious treats including sausage rolls, roasted vegetable flan, Letham ‘baps’ with Scottish cheddar, local tasty tablets, homemade Clootie dumpling and Highlander shortbread fingers with vegetarian and gluten free variations also available for purchase.

The event also saw new paintings displayed in the “wee gallery at the heritage point” and a fresh coat of paint for the boat “The Sisters” was revealed.

A spokesperson for the event said: “The picnic boxes went down a storm and so many people have contacted us to say how much they enjoyed them.

“We were so pleased that whole families got on their bikes or walked down to the Ha’en, many of them for the first time without a car.

“Other, more experienced cyclists came from Dundee, Edinburgh and as far away as York! It was a wonderful occasion and lovely to see people so relaxed and spending quality time together and a great way to celebrate 20 years of National Cycle Route 1 and Scotlands’ Year of Food and Drink!”