Big fund-raising challenge for school

Luthermuir Primary PTA are busily making preparations to embark on their biggest ever fundraising challenge.

The Mearns school islooking to raise £7000 to supply a class set of tablet devices.

Mr Northcroft, headteacher, said: ”Many of the pupils are using touch screen and tablet-style devices in their everyday lives and we feel it is important to reflect this in their educations.”

The fundraising kicked off with a band of local volunteers taking over the running of the Edzell charity shop until December 21. The shop is open Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm, and Sundays, from 1pm-4pm, selling the usual second hand items as well as some Christmas- themed goods being made by the pupils.

If you have any fundraising ideas, or are a small business that would like to sponsor, contact Julie McFarlane on 07809 112896 or email