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.
The Menmuir area covers several villages.
Apart from the small clusters of houses in the Balhall area and in the Kirkton of Menmuir and nearby Tigerton, the population is a scattered one, living mainly in farm houses or cottages. the area's combination of a pleasant rural environment with proximity to the facilities of Brechin and Edzell makes it attractive to incomers, and the activities organised in the Menmuir Hall by a lively committee create a warm community spirit in which both recent arrivals and long established farming families share.