Kirrie relay leads 
the way

Piper Ben Anderson led cancer survivors on a lap of honour before the relay began.
Piper Ben Anderson led cancer survivors on a lap of honour before the relay began.

The Kirriemuir Relay for Life is now officially the biggest event of its kind in Scotland this year.

Held over the weekend, the event attracted its biggest ever entry with 51 teams and more than 700 participants which delighted organisers and helped to raise around £75,000 for Cancer 
Research UK.

Despite some challenging conditions at Kirrie Showfield arising from torrential rain on Friday and doubts about the underfoot conditions on Saturday morning, woodchips were laid and adjustments were made to the track to divert it on to dryer ground to keep the relay going.

There was also a wealth of entertainment to keep everyone’s spirits up during the 24 hours from noon on Saturday while on Sunday, vice-chairwoman Rhona Guild set off on a 790-mile solo cycle around the other Relay for Life sites in Scotland with the aim of raising an additional £5000 for this year’s appeal.