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.

Your Village Needs You !

A letter to all village residents has recently been delivered to every household in Westmuir, outlining an appeal for volunteers.

As well as regular project volunteers, we are appealing for new Committee Members including the role of Treasurer / Secretary.

Read the Letter Here

There is a tear off reply form which can be returned to the Shoppie.


 

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

 

Community Development Trust - Virtual AGM - Vote Here

Due to the current Coronavirus restrictions, the Trust AGM is being held 'virtually'. A letter of explanation will be delivered to all registered members of the trust, inviting you to email your approval of the annual report, annual accounts and re-election of directors.

The Letter of Notification explains what is required and the Annual Report of the Directors and Accounts are also available for you to view or download. Members are entitled to vote and should do so please by 10th april 2020 as directed within the letter.


Scottish Water Project Postponed

Further to the information event held earlier in March 2020, Caledonia Water / Scottish Water have now informed us that the the Water mains replacement project in Westmuir will be postponed until the Coronavirus pandemic has been brought under control.

This information was received by the Community Council by email (Full text Here) and all affected households in Westmuir will shortly be sent a letter from Caledonian Water/Scottish Water with full details.


" 95 Years Young ! "

Eila Webster, our resident poet who has just turned 95 years young, pens a reflective poem for March in which she looks back with gratitude, and gives thanks for the first signs new life in the garden popping through the soil to join the snowdrops. Ever optimistic, she muses that perhaps this year will see March be gentle as we approach the coming season of Spring.

Click here to read " 95 Years Young ! ".

All of Eila's poems, now going back more than 5 years, can be found on her own page by clicking on the picture 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 !


November 2019 - 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 November 2019 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


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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