Welcome to the Westmuir Village Website which aims to keep locals in touch with what is going on and to let the rest of the world know what a beautiful area and charming village we live in. Please let us know if there is anything you would like to see included on the site or about events or activities of local interest and we'll do our best to include them for others to enjoy.

Westmuir Open Gardens

An Open Garden Day is proposed which would help restore hall funds depleted during Covid, in a safe and enjoyable afternoon allowing people to mix, meet new people, have a chat and enjoy some lovely home baking outside in the fresh air.

We are looking for up to 10 volunteer gardens to take part one afternoon later this year.

Click on the picture below to find out more and discover how you can help.

 


Community Woodland

A huge thank you to Alastair Miller who felled a number of leaning trees, partially uprooted during recent storms.

This has improved access to our popular woodland paths and created new habitat for local wildlife to enjoy.


Become a Westmuir Volunteer ~ Click Here to find out How.


WRI Sponsored Walk

WRI

Following their annual sponsored walk, Westmuir WRI presented a cheque for £1031 to MacMillan Cancer Support. A great effort for a great organisation ~Well done !


Woodland Work

Woodland

Some of the Westmuir Volunteers who helped tidy up the Community Woodland. Thanks to all who participated. There is likely to be another session during September, so keep your eyes peeled for another oppoprtunity to get involved.


About Westmuir

Community Woodland

Development Trust Link

Local Walks

Westmuir Activities

Poet's Corner

Local Companies

Westmuir Hall

RSPB

Council Minutes

 

Festive Fundraising Draw Winners

The ticket draw was carried on Wednesday 15th December at the Westmuir Hall by Helen Humphreys (our Community Councillor). There were five amazing prizes, all created from items donated by the generous residents and friends of Westmuir. Sadly, we decided not to host our village mulled wine and mince pie event due to the increase in Covid but have a lovely set of photos, kindly taken by Brian Forsyth, of the draw event. More available on our Facebook Page.

The Westmuir Community Development Trust & Westmuir Hall would like to whole-heartedly thank all who donated items for the prizes, who bought tickets and Helen for drawing the winning tickets. Many thanks also go to Westmuir Shoppie’s Eileen and Chunk for being the collection point for donations

1st Prize- The Mega Hamper- winner Ian Cobb
2nd Prize- Hamper- winner Brian Norris
3rd Prize- His & Her Perfumes- winner Hilde Broeck
4th Prize- Basket of Toileteries- winner Michael Downie
5th Prize- Wine, Beer & Chocolates- winner Lilian Downie

Once again, thank you so much for supporting this village fundraiser. In a year when funds have been depleted the generosity of the Westmuir folk & friends has been humbling.


Co-op Chooses Westmuir as Local Community Fund

Great News - we have been chosen by the Co-op as one of their Local Community Fund causes! This means money donated can help us develop the grass area by the bus stop into a more attractive village centre for us all to enjoy.
So to support this . . . please become a Co-op Member (See Co-op Website Here),
CHOOSE Westmuir Community Development Trust (WCDT) as your local community cause ((also on the Co-op Website) and then SWIPE your Membership card each time you shop.
For each own-brand Co-op product a few pence will go towards our cause...

SIMPLE (we hope!). So please give your support, many thanks.

Coop
BusStop

Rural Watch Scotland ~ Scam & Threat Alerts

The objectives of Rural Watch Scotland mirror that of Neighbourhood Watch; to reduce crime and the fear of crime by providing the right information, to the right people, at the right time. You can join the scheme online and receive alerts and advice direct to your phone, text or email.

To join Rural Watch Scotland simply click the green JOIN button at the top of their home page Here. Alternatively why not visit their Latest Alerts page where you can stay informed about the most recently identified scams and threats.


Local Community Policing Area Report

Now that Westmuir has a full representative on Kirriemuir Landward West Community Council, we have access to the latest Local Area Police Reports which are submitted to their meetings as a way of keeping local communities aware of any current areas or issues of concern.

You can Read the March 2022 Report Here.

We already have a link at the bottom of our left column which will take you to KLWCC's own website where you can also read minutes of recent Community Council Meetings


Five Years of Poetry by Eila Webster

Eila Webster, our resident poet who, 95 years young, like most of us, has been self-isolating during the dreadful global pandemic that is Covid-19. It seemed as good a time as any to give Eila a wee break from the monthly task of penning a topical poem for us, so why not head over to her Poetry Page and read some of the many she has written for us over the years? Just click on the picture link below.

Eila

Woodland Tree Works Completed

Grateful thanks from Westmuir Community Development Trust for a difficult job well done by the guys from Gowanbank Tree Services, Forfar: Halim, Duncan and Steven. They removed two groups of severely leaning trees which threatened the footpath junction at the West end of our Woodland Park.

We shall shortly be looking for volunteers to arrange the felled timber into habitat piles for the benefit of bugs and beasties of the Park. The stumps, being willow, will no doubt produce new growth in the future but we now have the opportunity to plant new trees to fill in the huge gap.


It should be noted that it is the policy of the Trust that all felled or fallen timber and brash should remain in the Park and that no one has the right or permission to remove the wood for their own purpose.


Village Flower Tubs
Litter
We are delighted to see the installation of two new Flower Tubs in Westmuir. The recent Coffee Morning held on 14 September 2019 raised over £450 which has been allocated between the Renovation of the Hall Kitchen, the Provision of Additional Equipment for the Westmuir Litter Pick Team and the purchase of the New Tubs which will brighten up both the entrances to Westmuir. Angus Council kindly provided and delivered the compost and a small team of volunteers worked hard to locate and fill the tubs which are already planted with Pansies. These are winter hardy and will provide an early show of colour to welcome locals and visitors alike. As well as contributing to the project, Angus Council has removed the bench from the corner of the village car-park and this will be refurbished free of charge before being re-installed. Thanks to Helen, Jim and Mr Mitchell of A.C.

AED Westmuir's Defibrillator is Live AED
DefibCommissioning

Our new defibrillator is now up and running and can be found within the newly restored telephone box outside the village shop. The launch event took place on Friday July 26th and our local community and friends turned out in force to see Westmuir's own Ian Christie, internationally renowned rock garden and alpine specialist, cut the golden ribbon to mark this important addition to the village. Also taking part were Mhairi Anderson, Chair of Westmuir's Tot's Time and Johanna Watson, Vice President of Westmuir's WRI.

The comissioning ceremony was immediately followed by an excellent CPR and Defibrillator Awareness Session attended by about 25 people which was given by Ian Dargie of Training 4 Life Scotland. This has been a superb effort all round by the local community which may one day save a life. Well done Westmuir !


Community Woodland Path ~ Phase 2 Completed

Thanks once again to everyone who contributed to a busy day in the Woodland Park on Saturday 28th October when Phase 2 of the new all weather path was completed by spreading a top layer of whin dust to complete the project, made possible by funding received from 'Paths for All' and Scottish Natural Heritage.

This was a great community effort coordinated by the Westmuir Community Development Trust and thanks are due not only to Jim Millar and Ian Cobb who kept the project on track, but also to all our volunteers who loaded loaders, shovelled & brushed, raked & tidied up and willingly gave up so much time and effort to complete the work so efficiently.


The new path is already well bedded in and being well used.


Kirriemuir Landward West Community Council

Westmuir is one of seven rural communities which lie within the boundary of Kirriemuir Landward West community council.

Westmuir is currently being represented by Mrs Helen Humphreys (Westbank, Westmuir) Tele No: 01575 572245 who is able to take any local concerns to the Community Council on your behalf.

The Kirriemuir Landward West CC meet at 7.30pm in Kilry Village Hall on the last Thursday of February, May, August and November each year.

More information about the work of the Community Council as well as current topics under review, minutes from meetings and the latest crime reports can all be found on the KLWCC Website

         

Westmuir Community Development Trust ~ 2011-2017


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