Monthly Archives: March 2019

A Quick Link to Donate

Some followers have had difficulty in navigating to our Crowd funding page.

Here is a quick link – just click on the link below………….

Our Fundraising Progress

We are sure that the Monifieth Community would like to know how the appeal is going.

We asked for donations by cash/cheque to 81 High Street or by bank transfer.

Then later a Crowd funding account was set up.

Just click on this link ….


The details of the two  ways that we have at the moment are as follows:-

Monifieth Local History Society/ House of Memories

We Need £10000 for 28th April 2019 to secure the lease .


Funding Appeal to re-open at 81 High Street, Monifieth . DD5 4AA


On 25th March 2019 accumulated Donations

Received by Monifieth Local History Society


13th February 2019   Craig Fotheringham                   £15                          

4th March     2019   Edna Conner                               £10

   4th March     2019 Angus Accounting (S Wills)         £500

   5th March     2019 Baldowrie Garage (Kerr )           £100   (by bank transfer)

18th March     2019 Bayne the Baker                           £25

18th March     2019   Coin donation                             £15

25th March     2019   Monifieth Ladies Assoc.            £50

25th March     2019 Monifieth Bowling Club               £25

                                                               Total =             £740

GoFundme ( Facebook ) Community Crowdfunding

Appeal for £6000 launched 11th March 2019.

Nicky Stewart                      £20

Donna Breckenridge           £5

Anon                                   £25

Sheena Cochrane          £500

Anon                                    £10

Anon                                      £50

Monifieth Minions           £100

Maurice Bann                      £10

Tommy Young                      £20

Joyce MacMillan                      £240

Gloria McCabe                      £10

Monifieth Community Council £500

Peter Philip                             £1000

Anon                                            £15

Anon                                         £20

Anon                                           £20

Anon                                           £200

McKinney Plumbing                £150

Anon                                                £20

S Cant                                          £20

Anon                                                £50

Total at 25th March 2019 = £3105

 We still need more donations so ask your friends to donate to this Monifieth cause. Once again our bank transfer details


Sort Code:       82-61-13

Account No.:   50442286

Or visit the Facebook site

Becoming a member also helps

Membership Adults £15 per annum

Two named Family members £20 per annum

Age 5 years to 11 years £5

Age  12 years to 17  years £10






The Courier interviews the President

Monifieth House of Memories project needs to raise £10k


Organisers behind tourist attraction ask public to help them clear final hurdle

Organisers behind ambitious plans to reopen a tourist attraction in Monifieth

have one final hurdle to overcome.

Monifieth Local History Society has six weeks to raise £10,000

for a year’s running costs for its new base in the former Access Office

on the High Street. A crowdfunding page has been set up with £4,000

already pledged, but society president Margaret Copland has warned,

if the target is not reached, the project will be scrapped.

Mrs Copland explained the not-for-profit group was in a “chicken and egg”

situation regarding funding the lease for the building, the subject of a successful

community asset transfer agreement with Angus Council last year.

She said: “We have not signed the lease agreement and can’t apply for

grant funding until we do.

“We have to make sure we have sufficient funding before we commit.

“Over the 15 years we ran the House of Memories in our previous building,

we averaged £9,000 a year to keep it open and raised that through donations.

“Our annual rent will be £4,500 – but we have to secure funding of £10,000 to cover all our running costs – including insurance, heating and lighting.

“We have committed ourselves to renting the building for three years

but it would be foolish to sign the lease until we have the funding.”

The society has the backing of a number of community groups, including the community council, befrienders group and Voluntary Action Angus.

Margaret continued: “They are all keen we survive.

“Unlike our original building, the new premises has disabled access and a number of ante-rooms  which can be used for a number of groups.

“We hope to set up a library research room and a reminiscing room for clients from care homes.

If we meet the £10,000 target by April 28 we will sign the lease at the start of May.  “With a big community effort and the help of our volunteers, we would open on June 1st.

That would be us back in business.

“If we don’t, I would be dreadfully disappointed and would feel we had let the Monifieth community down.”

Further details on the project can be found at

To pledge a donation visit Go Fund Me Monifieth House of Memories.



First Meeting of the New Management Group

Monifieth Local History Society / House of Memories

Thursday 7th March, 7pm, 81 High Street, Monifieth.

President’s Report.

The first meeting of the newly formed Management Group.

It has been a busy time since the 6th February and I feel overawed at the speed at which the Fund raising sub group raced into action. It suddenly appears as though we are moving towards a successful ending towards securing the lease of 81 High Street, the former Angus Access /Police Office to reopen the House of Memories in greatly improved appropriate accommodation for 1st June 2019.

In September 2020 perhaps we will be able to host a celebration of the formation of Monifieth Local History Society in 2000, and recognise all those committed members who have in the past shared their knowledge and skills to bring us this far, working to preserve Local heritage and Monifieth’s past for future generations.

There is still much hard work to be done, and many hurdles to be overcome, however having now reached this crucial stage, I feel confident that with the offered support of Monifieth Community, who we serve, then the House of Memories will flourish bringing unlimited opportunities and benefits to all ages and interests. The Past is now history. The future is in our hands.

Together We Can Do It.

Margaret Copland President.

History Scotland Lectures III – Global Scotland in the age of Brexit

Historical perspectives on the Scottish diaspora and migration.

The third in the History Scotland Lectures series, in association with the University of Dundee Centre for Scottish Culture, will be held on 11 April 2019 at 6 pm, delivered by Professor Tanja Bueltmann (Northumbria University) and chaired by Professor Graeme Morton (University of Dundee).

Venue: The Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EN.

6pm, 11 April 2019


To book your place, e-mail or tel 0113 200 2922.

For further information go to:-