Chance to hurtle through Brechin on a cartie for Hallowe’en in the City

Brechin’s “Hallowe’en in the City Cartie Race” is back for a second year on Saturday, October 19, and this year it is bigger and better.

There is an extended, more challenging course that covers the High Street, Bridge Street and finishes in River Street.

This year’s Cartie Race is also the last round of the Scottish Cartie Association Championship and this event will decide the overall champion for 2013.

Entry forms are out now and anyone interested can collect these from Bruce Brymer, Butcher, St David Street or from Print Matters on Swan Street or via Brechin Hallowe’en in the City Facebook page –(

Entries must be submitted by Friday, September 27 at the latest.

For racing tips and ideas competitors are advised to check out the Scottish Cartie Association web site. (

Last year’s event in Brechin proved a real hit with competitors and spectators alike and the organisers are now inviting local competitors to come forward to this fun event.

Last October budding racing drivers, thrill seekers, dare devils and those just wanting to relive their youth took part in the race down the High Street.

The event was staged during the Brechin Retailers Group’s Hallowe’en in the City event on October 27.

There were races for seniors, novices and under 16s during the course and speeds of over 20 mph can be achieved.

Crowds lined the High Street, two or three deep in places, to watch as the carts race along trying to record the fastest time in their category. It was estimated that some 1,500 to 2,000 people turned up to watch as the carts, some with incredible designs. The event proved to popular that it made it on the national news. The organisers of this year’s event invited competitors to come forward for October 19.