Carnoustie Community Council is currently requesting nominations for this year’s Citizen and Junior Citizen of the Year Awards. If you know of someone who you feel deserves the recognition of the Community,then please nominate them using the form printed here. Your nominee’s achievements could be cultural,civic,sporting or charity-related,in fact anything that you think has been of good to the Town and community. Junior Citizen nominees should be under 18 years old.
Forms are also available at the Library,the Spar at the Cross and the Spar in the Barry Road and are available for download here and at and the Community Council website.
Copies of the form should be sent or delivered to Jim Simpson,Carnoustie Community Council,38 Maule Street,Carnoustie DD7 7AP or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries will only be considered if made on the appropriate entry form.
Forms can be downloaded using the link below.
Citizen of the Year 2013 –pdf format [225k]
We’ve been busy turning a Carnoustie Discovery Trail into an interactive Google Map for you to use either at home or when your out and about with your mobile device. If you’re new to Carnoustie then find out some of the local history and if your long established then you might be able to give us an insight into some other places of interest we should add to the map.
Want to have a look then head over to the new page – Carnoustie Discovery Trail
Alternatively you can view the map directly in Google Maps – Carnoustie Discovery Trail in Google Maps
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On the evening of Friday 4th of January at 7.54 p.m Carnoustie Retained Fire crew were returning from a shout in Arbroath when they happened across the fire in the Perfect Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service and the Carnoustie Country Larder greengrocer.
Despite the quick discovery and hard work of around 30 firefighters and six fire engines from Carnoustie,Balmossie,Kingsway and MacAlpine Road (including an aerial pump), the blaze destroyed both the Perfect Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service and the Carnoustie Country Larder greengrocer. The adjoining empty premises,formerly Granite City Fish Ltd.,also suffered significant damage as the fire spread. Adjacent flats were evacuated by the emergency services as a precaution and a massive effort by Tayside Fire and Rescue Services prevented the fire spreading. The stop signal was given at 12.53 a.m. on Saturday morning and at 1.30 a.m. the Carnoustie crew retired. The ariel pump returned on Saturday to assist with investigation work and firefighters continued to look for hotspots and dampdown.
The owner of the Perfect laundry and Carnoustie Country Larder,Bill Bowles has vowed to rise from the ashes and plans to reopen in the former Mel’s Pet Shop in the next fortnight,and have things back to normal within six months.
Following the fire the OurCarnoustie facebook page has been keeping people up to date with what was happening and the number of comments posted supporting Bill and providing offers of help has shown the community spirit is alive and well in Carnoustie.
As a community I’m sure we speak for all of you in wishing Bill and Gwen all the best in rebuilding their businesses and also a hugh thanks should go to the firefighters of Tayside Fire and Rescue Services who tackled one of the biggest fires that Carnoustie has seen for a very long time.
Video - Tayside Fire and Rescue at work in Carnoustie
In the Press:-
Homes evacuated as fire destroys three shops in Carnoustie –STV News –5th January 2013
Spectacular fire guts shops in Carnoustie High Street –The Courier –5th January 2013
Carnoustie businessman vows his shops will rise ‘from the ashes’ –The Courier –7th January 2013
Angus businessman vows to carry on trading despite major fire –STV News –7th January 2013
Carnoustie High Street fire:shops may have to be demolished –The Courier –8th January 2013