ANGUSalive News

Forfar’s Active Girls Day Celebration

ANGUSalive in partnership with Angus Active Schools and Forfar Community Sports Hub have come together to celebrate the national initiative Active Girls Day on Friday 4 October at Forfar Community Campus. Over 50 girls from all over Angus arrived to take part in a fun filled day of sporting sessions.

Call for Independent Directors

ANGUSalive is seeking to appoint independent Non-Executive Directors to the Board of Directors. We have enjoyed a successful 30 months of business-minded direction since we were established on 1 December 2015. Our latest annual report for 2016/17 captures the journey through our first full year in operation and describes some of our highlights and our structure as a charity. It also introduces the breadth of our services and shines the spotlight on some of our culture, sport and leisure services through a selection of case studies. We are now looking for an experienced individual with the vision, drive and enthusiasm, to provide board level strategic oversight and further leadership as ANGUSalive develops and grows into its third full year of operations.

Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2019: Ali Herron

Ali Herron has worked within the Health and Fitness industry since 1996, during this time she gained her BA Honours Degree in Sport and Fitness studies. She is also qualified as a Level 2 gym instructor, Level 3 exercise referral consultant and most recently completed her Level 4 in cancer specific exercise referral.

Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2019: Lesley McVicar

Lesley started working at Webster’s Sports Centre in May 1999, she has worked as a Sports Advisor, Creche Assistant, Holiday Club leader and coach. Lesley has been a coach for many years, working as a GP Referral Consultant, delivering seated exercise classes and GP gym classes. She is a group fitness instructor and coaches Bodyattack, Bodypump, Abs, Aquafit and circuits, along with being a swimming teacher and swim co-ordinator. Lesley’s manager, Grant Donaldson said “Lesley has been a great ambassador for sport and leisure, she is always encouraging and motivating our customers to take part in exercise at what ever level they can. She supports local charity events and has been seen encouraging her team to complete Race for Life, Tough Mudder and more. She inspires our customers, staff and coaches with her enthusiasm and zest for life.” #SheCanSheWill

Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2019: Susan Ritchie

Susan Ritchie is a Sports Advisor and coach working at Arbroath Sports Centre and she has worked in the industry for 5 years. She delivers classes to a wide range of customers, including swimming lessons, aquafit, deep water aquafit, boxing and classes for people living with a long term condition.

Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2019: Linda Brown

Linda has worked as a specialist exercise instructor for over 10 years, and was delighted when she was appointed to the Development Officer role in November 2018. She is passionate about helping people affected by cancer to gain the benefits from being physically active.

Museum shines a light on Arbroath’s Fishing Heritage

ANGUSalive’s Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath has undergone a recent transformation which has seen its lighthouse keepers’ cottages develop into attractive exhibition areas, creating significant new public spaces. The Spotlight on Arbroath’s Fishing Heritage project opened on Saturday, 14 September 2019 at 4pm.

Springfield Medical Centre donation to crucial dementia resource

On Wednesday, 11th of July, ANGUSalive was delighted to be presented with a generous donation from the staff of Springfield Medical Centre in Arbroath, to create additional Dementia Memory Boxes, which continue to be a valuable resource to those suffering with dementia in Angus.

New adaptive bike to expand fleet of inclusive cycling programme

ANGUSalive are delighted to add the Van Raam Fun2Go double rider cycle to their fleet of adaptive bikes. The brand new bike was unveiled on Tuesday at West Links in Arbroath and it’s another step forward in the leisure offer to people with disability across Angus.

Montrose Library Shortlisted for Library of the Year 2019

Montrose Library has been included in the top ten libraries in the UK and shortlisted for Library of the Year 2019. The highly coveted award by The Bookseller has put ANGUSalive’s Montrose Library in the top two in Scotland. The other library shortlisted was Shetland mobile library, making Montrose the top library on the Scottish mainland.