Santa takes to streets for annual collection

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Forfar Rotary and Santa Claus will be taking to local streets from Monday for the club’s annual Christmas collection.

Santa will calling on as many houses as possible in Forfar as well as Lunanhead, Kingsmuir and Padanaram starting on Monday (December 1).

A Rotary Club spokesman said: “We are sure all the girls and boys will be getting excited by that time and hope Santa will get to the houses before bedtime.

“We need all our time to do the collections and street visits so in order that we do not arrive too late for the children, we will have Santa on the sleigh at all times where he will happy to see kids come to meet him.

“Door to Door collections will be made as normal and we look forward to the usual generosity from the public in Forfar.

“As we are sure everyone is aware, all money collected goes to charitable causes and costs are met by the Rotarians.”

Details will also be available to view online at and on the club’s Facebook page at

The routes and dates, each starting at 6 p.m., are:-

Monday, December 1:Benholm Gardens, Drummers Dell, Briar Grove, Sheriff Park, Lochview Terrace, Graham Crescent, Grampian Park, Glamis Road, Lowson Avenue, and Lowson Terrace.

Tuesday, December 2: Lentlands Road, Taranty Road, Langlands Road, Fruithill, Jeanfield Crescent, Teuchat Croft, Old Halkerton Road, Lintie Croft and Jeanfield Road.

Wednesday, December 3: Potter’s Park, Northampton Road, Northampton Place, Balmashanner Rise, Balmashanner Place, Dundee Road, Mavis Croft, Slatefield Rise, Slatefield Place, Slatefield Gardens, Westfield Loan, Westfield Gardens, Westfield Place, Kemsley Place and Donaldson Avenue.

Thursday, December 4: Kemsley Park, Thornton Place, Thornton Park, Threewells Drive, Threewells Place, Westfield Park, Westfield Drive and Westfield Crescent.

Monday, December 8: Airlie Crescent, Glenclova Terrace, Glenmoy Terrace, Glenogil Terrace, Strathmore Avenue, Gallowshade Road, St Jame’s Road, Lyninghills, Laurel Bank, Viewmount and Hillside Road.

Tuesday, December 9: Kirkton Park, South Street, The Ha’en, Restenneth Drive, Lord Burn Place, Pitreuchie Place, Toll Crescent, Lily Wynd, McCulloch Drive, Strangs Ley, Gowan Rigg and Lillybank.

Wednesday, December 10: Prior Road, William Street, Helen Street, Montrose Road, Osprey Drive, Osprey Crescent, Osprey Gardens, Dunnichen Avenue, Mossie Way and Priory Wynd.

Then to Lunanhead - Restenneth Place, Carseview Terrace, Muirlands Court, Carseburn Terrace, Park Place, Priory Cottages, Well Road, and Old Brechin Road.

Thursday, December 11: Easterbank and King’s Road. Then to Kingsmuir - Dunnichen Road, Bunkerhill Crescent, Cunninghill View, Kingston Road, Kingston Place and Lownie Road.

Monday, December 15: Turfbeg Place, Inchgarth Street, Inchgarth Avenue, Turfbeg Crescent, Turfbeg Rise, Turfbeg Avenue, Turfbeg Road, Lochbank Road, Lochbank Gardens, Taylor Street, Turfbeg Drive and Fyfe Jamieson.

Tuesday, December 16: Wyllie Street, Roberts Street, Callander Drive, Pirnie Mill, Service Road, Steadfast Lane, Esk Court, Isla Place, Lethnot Gardens, Prosen Place, Suttieside Road, Caledonian Way, Ivy Terrace, Ivy Road, St Margarets Park, Whitehills Crescent, Station Road and Ritchie’s Wynd.

Wednesday, December 17: Bankhead Terrace, Victoria Street, Don Street, Robertson Terrace, Muir Road, Muir Place, Hannick Terrace and Muir Street. Then to Padanaram - St Ninian’s Road and Redford Road.