Ashley at stroke camp

ON SATURDAY, St Thomas swimmer Ashley Thomson (pictured) celebrated her 12th birthday in style by participating in a butterfly stroke camp at the National Swimming Academy in Stirling.

She was selected for the stroke camp based on her performances at the District Regional Programme last year.

The sessions were led by former Olympian and current British Swimming Intensive Training Centre coach Rob Greenwood. Ashley also had the opportunity to watch and hear from Commonwealth finalist Andrew Mayor.


Loch Laggan day out

NINE members of Forfar and District Hillwalking Club enjoyed a day out to Loch Laggan (south side.)

They walked in to Lochan na h’Earba and from there climbed steeply to reach the summit plateau of Geal Charn. The final easy walk across the plateau to the cairn and trig point was made in fresh snow.

The walkers then descended west before the short re-ascent to Creag Pitridh. The tops were clear for most of the day and there were good views of Ben Alder and the surrounding hills and west to the snow-capped Stob Coire Easain and Stob Ban.

The group enjoyed refreshments in Blair Atholl on the journey home.

Members are in Arran for the bank holiday weekend (May 4 to 7).

The next open meeting is on May 14 which will include the annual gird competition. Please check website for details –

All welcome.


Arbroath Lads’ Club

RESULTS 29/04/2012:

ARBROATH Lads’ Club’s results from Sunday were as follows:

Luncarty Saints 2, Under-14s 2; Under-16s 5, St Murdoch’s 2.

Seven-a-side fixtures for Sunday:

11 a.m. kick-offs - Age 9s away v Forfar; Age 10s home v Fairmuir; Age 11s home v Montrose; Age 12s home v Dundee Villa.

11-a-side fixtures for Sunday:

12.30 p.m. kick-off – Under-14s home v Luncarty Tangerines.

Tuesday fixture:

6.30 p.m. kick-off – Under-16s home v Montrose.

The youth development squad has now joined the SFA 4V4 initiative sessions on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11.30 a.m. at Arbroath Sports Centre (Astro Turf pitch). For more information contact Gav Paterson 07939986386.