A giant flume down an Angus street is being planned as part of a summer spectacular in the county.
The project would see the steep slope on Brechin’s City Road transformed into a 200m slide.
Bill Sturrock heads BRAVO Brechin which regularly organises events in the town and hopes the slide could form a centrepiece to the famous Harley-Davidson festival.
He said the BRAVO committee had already worked out most of the particulars for the project.
“It’s being done in Bristol, but that one is 90m long and we reckon ours would be about 200m,” said Bill, 54.
“We’re in the process of getting our funding put together. We’ve had a quote for the construction of it about £3,000 all-in. £3,500 tops.”
Brechin councillor Mairi Evans has retweeted the slide suggestion, and Bill said BRAVO was hoping for health and safety approval from the council.
The group is keen to find the flume nearby, and also wants it to be re-usable.
“We’ve spoken to a couple of local companies, and Montrose Rope and Sail would be more than capable of assembling the materials,” said Bill, owner of Print Matters.
“We’re going to use small rubber dinghies that people can sit in, so it’s safer. The base material of the slide would be a PVC material, and on top of that a membrane sheet, three or four layers thick.
“It’s very smooth, and there’s little friction on it. That would reduce the amount of water we’d require to carry the dinghies down the slide.
“All we’d have to do is mix a soapy material into the water. There would be a catch area at the bottom for them to stop.
“The target for the event is July 12, which is the Harley-Davidson festival in the town.
“There’s a pub at the bottom of the road, and we’d try to get a band playing the Dambusters theme to accompany those who were on their way down.
“We’re trying to make use of the assets in the town and encourage people to come here. We’re hoping to drive these events to encourage business in the town as well.”