Three rural community councils have launched a scheme offering insurance cover to village halls.
The Village Halls Plus Group - which consists of three rural community councils - will offer village halls across the UK a range of
packages, including cover for special events, loss of revenue and material damage.
The councils involved are:
Suffolk Acre, Community Lincs and Community First.
One of the shortest Angus Glens, Kilry Glen is situated some four miles North of Alyth off the B954 road from Alyth to Glenisla. To get there
take the B954 from the Five Roads Roundabout just East of Alyth and
follow the signs for Glenisla & Alyth Golf Courses.After passing these
you will come to a T junction. Turn right and,still following the sign for
the B954,continue uphill through rolling farmland for exactly 3 miles
until you see the sugn for Kilry and Brewlands pointing to your left,
just before the bridge at Reekie Lynn.(A well-known and spectacular
Airlie has three parts to it, the Craigton of Airlie, Airlie Village with the Village Hall and School, which are all on the main Kirriemuir to Blairgowrie road. The road to the Kirkton of Airlie runs north for 1'-2 miles, past the Grange of Airlie. This farm was originally part of the great 14th Century Abbey of Coupar .Angus, renowned for its advanced knowledge of agriculture and estate management. The Grange was farmed by the same tenant family for over 200 years.
The present Kirk was erected in 1783. In the Kirkyard, is the Ministers Aisle, probably the pre-Reformation church. It contains plaques to five Ministers, one of which is dated before John Knox and therefore Roman Catholic. Above this is part of a carved stone aumbry, where the sacred vessels were kept. The broken top can be found inside the Kirk. It has carvings of the Cross and the five passion wounds of Christ. Outside the Kirk, high up in the wall, is a half statue, possibly John the Baptist, which escaped total destruction by Puritans. Another early statue is in the outside wall. facing the Old Manse, now a private house.