An ambitious proposal by an Arbroath fitness instructor to hold a family-friendly New Year party in the town has been cancelled.
The plan, by former Commonwealth Games boxer George Ferrie, would have seen performances by local bands, a vocalist bringing in the New Year, and a DJ.
Some local councillors had given their backing to the event but organisers failed to reach agreement with the community council, which had ultimately declined to assist.
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A statement issued by the community council said it could not commit to helping individual event organisers without discussions and voting by members.
Mr Ferrie said: “Obviously it is very disappointing that we have had to cancel the event but I can’t thank the people of Arbroath enough for their support and enthusiasm.
“Any profits that would have been made were earmarked for charity but there is still next year, and plans are already under way.”
Arbroath West and Letham councillor David Fairweather, who has been involved in the project from the start, said: “Under the circumstances, I think cancelling the plans for this year is the right decision, but there is still a huge amount of enthusiasm for an event of this kind and I hope that it will take place next year instead.”