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.

About Westmuir

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Local Walks

Westmuir Activities

Poet's Corner

Local Companies

Westmuir Hall

RSPB

Council Minutes

 


Westmuir Defibrillator Project Update

The Westmuir Defibrillator Group are delighted to have received funding of an additional £300 from Angus Council towards the project to provide a defibrillator at the centre of the village. The project team wish to pass on their thanks to all who have donated so far, either online or in The Wee Shoppie, and helped them to reach their initial target funding.

As well as providing and installing the equipment there will be ongoing costs for the refurbishment of the Telephone Kiosk as well as the provision of Professional Training of local volunteers, so if you haven't already done so, please continue to support the project by clicking on the image below:

Defibrillator Poster

Two Celebration Events ~ Saturday 16 March 2019

Following the Coffee Morning forenoon, we enjoyed a super evening to round off the 90th Anniversary year of the opening of the village hall in October 1928. Jeremy Morris took us on his journey through the Munros and Isdale Anderson described his long distance trek of the GR20 in Corsica which runs the length of the Mediterranean Island.

Afterwards Tom Hopkinson, son of Lord Colyton and his wife Gemma cut a celebratory cake to accompany a glass of Bellini. Pictured with Tom and Gemma below is our own Helen Humphreys who planned, arranged and led all the activities for this special day. A fantastic job by Helen with lots of help from volunteers and a fitting tribute to 90 years of community, centred on the Westmuir Village Hall.

Behind the Scenes @ Coffee
Robbie & Rita
Lord Colyton and Family
Jeremy Morris - His Journey through the Munros.

Cutting the Cake - Tom Hopkinson and his wife Gemma did the honours.

Isdale Anderson - Trekking the GR20 in Corsica.

There is a detailed history of the Westmuir village hall here.


Silent Auction Goes off with a Bang !
The Silent Auction which was held in the hall on Saturday 2 March 2019 was a real community event and raised a total of £437 which is a great contribution towards the running costs of the hall. It was a real social night with wine and a superb spread of finger food, contributed alongside a host of auction items by a large number of volunteers. A huge thanks to the Hall Committee members and others who worked so hard to make this event a roaring success.
Silent Auction 2019

Westmuir Defibrillator Project Receives Funding Boost

At the Westmuir Community Development Trust AGM on Tuesday 5th February, it was announced that a generous bequest of £1,500 has been donated to the Westmuir Defibrillator Project in memory of Mr Jim Walkden.
This wonderful gift will ensure the success of the project and was given by his wife Mary and their son James and daughter Clare.

As a result, the local project team is now able to move ahead and will keep the community and Mrs Walkden and her family fully informed of its progress. All those present at the Trust Annual Meeting expressed there sincere thanks to Mrs Walkden and family for their wonderful generosity.


Westmuir Community Development Trust AGM Held

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the Westmuir Community Development Trust was held in the village hall on 5th February 2019 where those present received the Directors' Annual report and the Annual Accounts for the year ending 31st October 2018.

The latest Annual Report and Accounts are available by clicking on the following links:

Trustees' Annual Report incorporating the Report of the Directors.


March 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 March 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


Eila's 5th Year of Poetry !

Eila Webster, our local poet, enters her 5th year of penning a new poem every month for us to enjoy. Her latest composition: The Great Outdoors is Wakening Up tells us that Spring is in the air and that March is a Magical Month. Fresh air is a gift, she reminds us, encouraging us to look after it and make the most of it this Spring.

Click the image below to enter Eila's world of poetry . . .

Eila

80 Years a Member of WRI
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The WRI in Westmuir came together to celebrate with local resident Eila Webster who has been an active member of WRI for the past 80 years ! Joined by friends for a special event to mark the occasion, Eila said "I have loved my time in the Rural. It has been my life and bolstered my confidence. I was an only child and these friends became my family. I've enjoyed every second of it and made so many happy memories". Eila was made an honorary member of Westmuir Rural in 1999 and received a loyal member's certificate in 2012. Congratulations Eila from everyone in 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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