Welcome to the Newtyle village website

If you are reading this then you have reached the new village website for Newtyle, Angus, Scotland.  This website hopes to become a place to come to for information about the village, local events and occasions.  While it is still early days there is a fair amount of useful information here already.  If you think there is something missing then please let us know and we’ll update and add to the compendium.

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Defibrillator for Newtyle

eassie_defibEarlier this month the two long-awaited defibrillators arrived from the British Heart Foundation, who provided the majority of the funding. Picture shows a brief ceremony in Eassie Hall, when Dudley Treffry, on behalf of the community council, handed over the vital equipment to Marianne Jenkins (who is retiring as school secretary after 22 years) with Neil McLeod looking on. The community council has provided £400, with ENKCA raising a matching amount.

A second defibrillator will be installed in Newtyle once a suitable storage cabinet is available. These can cost anything up to £350 + VAT + charges by an approved installer. It is therefore proposed to place a collection tin in the Post Office to raise this amount. The population of Newtyle is around 720, according to the census. So if every adult puts £1 in the tin, we should be home and dry.  £132 has already been raised through the appeal so there is only £218 to go! Only £75 needed now!

Anyone can suffer a heart attack at any age, women as well as men. Defibrillators can and do save lives. So it is the interest of everyone to contribute for what will be a community asset, available to everyone.

A programme of training is being devised in co-operation with Eassie and a team of qualified first responders in Newtyle. The first session will probably be later in October with a representative of the Scottish Ambulance Service present. More information will be made available through as many outlets as possible once a date is confirmed.

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Newtyle Flower Show 2016

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Newtyle Flow Show.  The Newtyle and District Horticultural Society invites you to submit entries on Friday 19th August between 7pm and 10pm.  The opening ceremony and prize giving is at 2pm on Saturday 20th August in the Wharncliffe Hall, Church Street, Newtyle.  Mrs Carol Steel, Angus Federation SWRI Chairman will be presenting the trophies.


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Newtyle Festival of Football

Here’s a date for your diary: August 22nd at Newtyle Park.

Newtyle United Youth Football Club are hosting a Festival of Football.  Matches at Under 10 and younger. Free entry and a range of other attractions.

See the Press-Release-August-2015 for more details.

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Newtyle Path Network Booklets

Did you know you can get a complete sets of booklets detailing the walks around the Newtyle Path Network?

The Bannatyne Path, the Two Villages, the Den and Kinpurney Hill, the Railway Path and the Wildlife of the Newtyle Path Network are yours for £6.50.

The Railway Loop booklet is £2.

Booklets can be bought in the village shop in North Street.  Prices correct as of 16/6/2015.

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New Mobile Library Timetable

Angus Council has updated the mobile library timetable and the library van will be in Newtyle on the following days:

  • Tuesdays 14/4, 28/4, 12/5, 26/5, 9/6, 23/6
  • Church Street 11:00 – 11:50
  • South Street 11:55 – 12:15
  • Kinpurney Gardens: 12:20 – 12:40

Alternate Tuesdays

  • Tuesdays 7/4, 21/4, 5/5, 19/5, 2/6, 16/6, 30/6
  • Church Street 16:55 – 18:25

You can download the full timetable from the Angus Council website.

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Newtyle Footpath Group: Annual Public Meeting

The Annual Public Meeting will be held on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 7:30pm in the Legion Hall, Belmont Street. Interested members of the community are invited to attend to hear and discuss reports on the management and potential development of the Newtyle Path Network.

There are a number of vacancies in the membership of the group, including possibly the post of Secretary. Normally there are 3 – 4 Committee meetings per year. Anyone wishing further information about membership before the meeting is invited to get in touch with the current Chairperson, Bob Seaton. Contact details 29a South Street, 01828 650330.

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The Playgroup’s Pavilion

As many of you know the Newtyle Playgroup would like to redevelop the unused Pavilion in Newtyle Park.  Bell Ingram have produced some reports and documents outlining the works and costs involved.  You can download and view the documents here:

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The Strathmore Singers

The Strathmore SingersChristmas would not be complete without the gentle musical contemplation of the Strathmore Singers.

The group has been singing in Christmas since 2005 and will debut in Newtyle Parish Church on Thursday December 18 at 7.30pm. A further concert will be given in the Kirriemuir Old Parish Church on Sunday
December 21 at the earlier time of 6pm.

This year’s programme of Advent and Christmas music brings together pieces from across the ages and across Europe.

Five musical sets are interspersed with congregational carols and readings and the opening set includes the ‘Ave Maria’ by Robert Parsons, thought to have influenced William Byrd, who was born in Exeter, worked in Lincoln Cathedral and died at Newark in 1570. Continue reading

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The HandleBards perform The Comedy Of Errors at Hatton Castle

The all-male cycling Shakespeare troupe, The HandleBards, who have reached Scotland (and are performing in Glasgow tonight) with their unique World First cycling Shakespeare tour ARE COMING TO NEWTYLE!

Tonight they will perform ‘Macbeth’ at the GOW Triangle Backcourt, just off Gibson Street in Glasgow, before pedalling to the Kelpies in Falkirk tomorrow to perform ‘Macbeth’ on Friday 25th of July.  They will then make their way to HATTON CASTLE in NEWTYLE to perform ‘The Comedy Of Errors’ on Saturday 26th July and ‘Macbeth’ on Dunsinnan Hill on Sunday 27th July.

The HandlebardsFollowing dates include performances in Coupar Angus, Dundee, St Andrews, Rait and at the Edinburgh Fringe. The HandleBards, presented by Peculius, are cycling from London to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, performing ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Comedy Of Errors’ at 45 heritage venues on the 2000 mile tour. The fun, environmentally friendly and slightly mad project, which is supported by the Arts Council, is a world first and is representative of shifting contemporary theatre habits – and as we’ve seen with the rise of immersive theatre, audiences are constantly looking for something new and different. For more information, including a full list of venues and show times, please visit www.peculius.com/handlebards.html. They’re also on Twitter (@peculius) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/visitpeculiusstage).

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Serious Incident on Kinpurney Hill

It has been brought to our attention by the local farmer that one of his sheep was chased and killed by a dog unleashed by one of a group of walkers going up Kinpurney Hill on Friday 23rd.  The police were called to the incident and there is a possibility that the dog could be destroyed.  This is an unfortunate incident in every respect.

In an attempt to prevent the recurrence of this type of incident we have to stress that all walkers with dogs using the Path Network must be aware of any nearby livestock and dogs are put on leash until it is safe to release them.  In particular we mention the Den and Kinpurney Hill as there will be a possibility of the new owners having more sheep and cattle on the hill than of late.  Notices are to be placed at the start and top of the Den requesting users to check for livestock.

– Max Young for the Newtyle Path Network

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