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Allan Eaton interview Keptie Bakery Letham Angus

Posted onSeptember 24, 2014

Allan Eaton interview Keptie Bakery Letham Angus

Allan Eaton interview Keptie Bakery Letham Angus

Yesterday we saw Allan give a baking masterclass to Letham Primary now we hear about the bakery’s awards. Keptie Bakery this year won the title of Best Fruit Scone in Scotland 2014 so there really is no better place for the children to learn how its done. Allan Eaton a craft baker of 25 years took the children through a demonstration showing them the eight ingredients which he uses to make is award winning Fruit Scone. At the awards Keptie Bakery in Letham Angus took the regional and national gold awards. They have also won awards for their puff pastry steak bridies.



Keptie Bakery Letham Fruit Scone Masterclass

Posted onSeptember 23, 2014

Keptie Bakery Letham Fruit Scone Masterclass

Keptie Bakery Letham Fruit Scone Masterclass

Last week Primarys 1 and 2 from Letham Primary School in Angus joined the staff of Keptie Bakery in Letham for a Fruit Scone making masterclass. Keptie Bakery this year won the title of Best Fruit Scone in Scotland 2014 so there really is no better place for the children to learn how its done. Allan Eaton a craft baker of 25 years took the children through a demonstration showing them the eight ingredients which he uses to make is award winning Fruit Scone. And the children were invited to cut out their own scone from the mixture Allan had prepared. At the end of lesson all of the children were given a finished fruit scone to take home – those kind of school trips are always the best.

Allan and his wife Jane took over the Keptie Bakery just four years ago. They have the bakery and shop in Letham and a second shop in Arbroath. The also supply wholesale to local shops and businesses within Angus including Glamis Castle. They have also won a number of awards for different products and we have an interview coming up with Allan shortly.

To watch the bakery demonstration click the photo below


Over 600 in Arbroath Relay for Life

Posted onSeptember 21, 2014

Over 600 in Arbroath Relay for Life

Over 600 in Arbroath Relay for Life

Over 600 people took part in this years Arbroath Relay for Life. The event now in its seventh year was held at Arbroath Cricket Club and supported by the community. The event in which teams of around ten people take turns to walk round the cricket grounds for a period of 24 hours went on to raise over a staggering £136,000. The event organiser Ian Angus said on Facebook –  I had a great team, full of enthusiasm & commitment. It was a crazy, fun, at times gut wrenchingly emotional and I didn’t want it to end – Shame we have to wait another whole year for the next one.


Pupils shown the Best Scone in Scotland

Posted onSeptember 16, 2014

Pupils shown the Best Scone in Scotland

Pupils shown the Best Scone in Scotland

This afternoon our cameras joined some of the primary 1 and 2 pupils of Letham Primary School at the Keptie Bakery in Letham in Angus. Baker Allan Eaton showed the children how to make a very famous scone. All of the children took part in making their own scone to take home too. Those school projects are always the best. Earlier this year the Keptie Bakery won Best Scone in Scotland 2014. Allan a baker of 25 years has owned Keptie Bakery for just 4 years so for him, wife Jane, and all of the staff its some achievement winning the accolade. At their Arbroath shop visitors from as far away as Canada had heard of the achievement which Allan puts down to the craft baking skills he was taught and continues to use at his bakery. The video will be on line soon.

Amelia Lily to headline Mofests Halloween Event

Posted onSeptember 10, 2014

Amelia Lily to headline Mofests Halloween Event

Amelia Lily to headline Mofests Halloween Event

The organisers of MoFest are to host a spooktacular music event, in Montrose, this Halloween (Friday 31 October and Saturday 1 November) and have confirmed Amelia Lily as the headline act. The Loveable Rogues and Stooshe will also perform.

Mopocalypse, as the event is being called, will see six ‘fang-tastic’ acts including Aberdeen rock band Guttergodz, The Dead & Buried and Brothers Reid take to the stage at the Montrose Town Hall on Friday 31 October. Nick Mercer Jnr, the former front man of Sergeant, which has supported Oasis and Fratellis, also joins the Friday night line-up.

The following night (Saturday 1 November), there is family entertainment from headline act Amelia Lily who rose to fame in The X Factor 2011; girl-band Stooshe whose hits include ‘Black Heart’; and the former Britain’s Got Talent contestants the Loveable Rogues. Local band Peyton Place will also take to the stage.

Amelia Lily said:

“I’m really excited about performing to fans in Montrose as part of Mopocalypse. The Saturday event is aimed at families so I’m hoping some of my younger fans will be able to come along for what is sure to be a great night.”

Over the weekend, a range of themed games, raffles and fancy dress competitions are planned.

David Paton, Chairman of the Montrose Music Festival, said:

“Following hot on the heels of our most successful Montrose Music Festival to date, we’re delighted to unveil Mopocalypse, two nights of superb music which includes performances from Amelia Lily, the Loveable Rogues, Stooshe as well as few surprises.

“As this is our first Halloween event we’re going all out to ensure guests have a great time and get into the spirit so, in addition to great music, we’ve also planned a range of themed games, raffles and fancy dress competitions.

“Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday (12 September) and we hope this event will prove to be a popular addition to the local music calendar.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday 12 September at 10am priced from £15 for the Friday and £22 for the Saturday night. Tickets are available online at www.ticketline.co.uk or by phone: 0844 888 9991.

Tickets will also be on sale locally, in Montrose, on Saturday 13th September between 10am – 2pm at the Links Hotel (Fairways Suite).

The line-up for Mopocalypse is:

Friday 31st October (over 18’s only), Montrose Town Hall
Guttergodz, The Dead & Buried, Brothers Reid, Red Pine Timber Co & Nick Mercer Jnr.

Saturday 1st November (a Family event for all), Montrose Town Hall
Amelia Lily, Stooshe, Loveable Rogues, Peyton Place & more acts to be announced.

For more information, please contact: enquiries@montrosemusicfestival.co.uk.

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Two Wheels Good play Brechin Music Festival

Posted onSeptember 7, 2014

Two Wheels Good play Brechin Music Festival

Two Wheels Good play Brechin Music Festival

Two Wheels Good from Dundee were recorded by The Angus Channel at Brechin Music Festival. Two Wheels Good are Sam Dibley; Lead Vocals. Alex Morris; Drums & backing vocals. Max Inkster; Lead Guitar and backing vocals. and a choice of two bass players! Alex James and Steve Dempster; 6 string Bass Guitar. They’ve been back performing in Dundee this weekend but here they are in The Swan Indian in Brechin.

Find them on Facebook here  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Two-Wheels-Good/278875865508364

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The Coaltown Daisies play Brechin Music Festival

Posted onSeptember 6, 2014

The Coaltown Daisies play Brechin Music Festival

The Coaltown Daisies play Brechin Music Festival

‘Best Folk Performance’ winners The Coaltown Daisies are a rising duo of singer songwriters who write and perform folk, soul and americana music.

The Coaltown Daises bring together the musical stylings of established singer-songwriters, Lynzy Moutter and Vivienne Bern. It is no surprise that their shared passion for music in all shapes and sizes steered them towards meeting in the middle and collaborating on their original songs. Detailing their music with dual harmonies, intelligent lyrics and raw emotion, they want nothing more than to perform them in front of a great audience. Described as ‘spell-binding’, ‘spine-tingling’ and ‘breath-taking’, The Coaltown Daisies have performed at an abundance of venues and festivals on their journey so far and have a very busy future ahead; they want to continue sharing their music as far and wide as possible and already have great plans to keep on doing so in the coming years.Find them on Facebook here  https://www.facebook.com/tcdmusic

They will perform at Dukes Corner in Dundee next weekend.

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Family Fun at Angus Heritage Week

Posted onSeptember 5, 2014

Family Fun at Angus Heritage Week

Family Fun at Angus Heritage Week

Angus Heritage Week 2014, which runs from 5-12 September, is packed full of fun events which add a new and exciting dimension to the history, traditions, culture, people and even buildings of this corner of Scotland.

From 4-6 September, Brechin Amateur Operatic Society (BAOS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a concert showcasing musical numbers from its many hit shows over the last half century. The cast features the talents of a large number of local singers and dancers, including five of the original members of BAOS, who appeared in the group’s first production, Bless The Bride, in 1964.

Doors Open Days on the weekend of 6/7 September offer a rare chance to go behind the scenes at several high-profile Angus premises, including Arbroath Lifeboat Station, the Guide Dog Training School in Forfar and Kinnaird Castle, family home to the Earls of Southesk. There will also be opportunities to study cars, motorbikes, tractors and fire engines from days gone by at Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club’s Glamis headquarters, participate in children’s activities at Pictavia Visitor Centre near Brechin, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre and Montrose Basin Visitor Centre or try a new sport at Forfar Indoor Sports.

The organisers of Angus Heritage Week have also revealed that, following a tip-off, it is highly suspected that, on Sunday, 7 September, the Caledonian Railway will be the scene of a swashbuckling crime! Apparently, a gang of shipwrecked pirates will attempt to hold passengers travelling on the railway line between Brechin and Bridge of Dun to ransom in an attempt to pay for a new galleon. Rumour has it that the dastardly buccaneers will also be hoping to sign up new recruits and have even offered a prize for the best dressed pirate!

A 16th century monk will be making a special appearance at Arbroath Abbey on the afternoon of Friday, 12 September when he will lead a guided tour of the historic site. Having lived, worked and worshipped in Arbroath Abbey before it became a ruin, this medieval man of religion knows all there is to know about life in Arbroath Abbey 400 years ago and is keen to share his specialist knowledge with modern day visitors.

“Angus Heritage Week celebrates our county’s unique and fascinating past,” said the Provost of Angus, Cllr Helen Oswald. “The extensive programme features a range of family activities and special events with that unbeatable combination of fun and facts, which adds up to a great day out for everyone, of all ages.”

The full programme for Angus Heritage Week 2014 can be found at www.angusheritage.com/heritageweek or pick up a copy of the Angus Heritage Week Event Guide at leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries, museums and tourist attractions across Angus, Dundee, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and Fife.

Caption: Pirates will be causing havoc at The Caledonian Railway in Brechin on Sunday, 7 September

Credit: Photo courtesy of www.angusheritage.com

Epilepsy fundraisers face Tour de France challenge

Posted onSeptember 5, 2014

Epilepsy fundraisers face Tour de France challenge

cathy padmore

mark walshDundee-based cycling novice, Mark Walsh, is facing the challenge of a lifetime: he will tackle a 21-miles uphill ride in the French Alps doing part the Tour de France route on 5 September to raise funds for Epilepsy Scotland.

Mark and his colleague Cathy Padmore aim to reach a £1,000 sponsorship target as they pedal up the Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Galibier in France.

Mark’s employer, Cyberonics, offer staff the chance to help a good cause by doing something out of the ordinary.

Mark explained: “I am very excited to be given this opportunity with colleagues. Still, I have never undertaken anything like this before so I am somewhat nervous about what I am taking on. Apart from cycling to the park with the kids or riding to Broughty Ferry for an ice cream, I have been training for about six weeks. This is one of the hardest cycling routes in France. We have an added difficulty that as we reach the mountain peaks the air becomes very thin, but we are determined to succeed.”

Around 25 employees have accepted the medical device company’s challenge and will run or cycle in events for charities close to their hearts across the world. Mark and Cathy both said: “We recognise the work Epilepsy Scotland does, and we wish to help them make a difference. It makes sense to support the epilepsy charity which supports the people of Scotland.”

Last year, Cathy Padmore cycled Mont Ventoux and raised over £1,000 for Epilepsy Ireland.

Mark, who lives in Monifieth, said: “People with epilepsy are at the core of everything we do in Cyberonics. We provide solutions for the most challenging epilepsy, and we recognise that the implications of epilepsy to the person, and those around them, are numerous and varied. The work of epilepsy charities to improve peoples’ lives through appropriate, individual support is essential, and such charities can only provide this if they can receive sufficient funding.”

Visit their Just Giving page for details: https://www.justgiving.com/CathyandMark/

Dundees Headroom plays Brechin Music Festival

Posted onSeptember 2, 2014

Dundees Headroom plays Brechin Music Festival

Dundees Headroom plays Brechin Music Festival

Our colleagues at The Angus Channel caught Headroom playing in the car park of The Stables Lounge in Brechin as part of Brechin Music Festival. Alan and his staff at The Stables Lounge were playing host to five bands that day. Headroom hail from Dundee. The members are Kevin Skelly Vocals-guitar-keys, Eric Irvine Vocals- Bass, John Matheson-Vocals-Guitar and Shaun Garrigan-Drums.

You can visit the bands Facebook page here  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Headroom/116053985077636

You can visit the Brechin Music Festival page here  http://brechinmusicfest.org/

We hope to cover more of this event next year but thanks to everyone who made us so welcome on the day. There were 2 or 3 other bands filmed that day and we’ll get those videos on soon.

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