LAST minute preparations for Arbroath’s contribution to the Glamis Gathering were being made this week by organisers.
The Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council and the Glamis Gathering sub-committee are nearly finished preparing the town’s marquee for the event at Glamis Castle on May 19.
Taking pride of place in the Arbroath marquee will be a replica of the familiar Round ‘O’ from the Arbroath Abbey which will be decorated with a bit of crowd participation.
The organisers hope that visitors of all ages can pool their creative ideas and create a stained glass centre for the Round ‘O’ replica.
A spokesperson for the Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council said: “The idea behind the project is to express to people how well a diverse group of townsfolk can all work together harmoniously, each displaying singular unique gifts to create one work of art.
“This is to mirror the various groups in town who can work together to make our home a great place to live.”
The finished article will be displayed at a prominent location in the town after the Glamis Gathering and each artist will be credited with his or her portion of the window.
Also in the marquee will be a number of stalls and displays showcasing what Arbroath has to offer in terms of businesses, organisations and activities, hopefully giving visitors a taste of the town.
On the Saturday there will be live music and on both days the gates will be open from 10 a.m. to early evening.
Last year around 23,000 visitors flocked to the Glamis Gathering in sunny conditions to celebrate 60 years of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and also to sample the best that Angus has to offer.
Each burgh will have their own marquee allowing them to showcase the community groups, clubs and artists that call them home.