Evening Express

Strip the Willow record-breaking attempt in Montrose goes out with a whimper

Montrose tried and failed to dance its way into the record books at the weekend.

Junior Highland Games organisers were hoping to beat the current Strip the Willow record held by enthusiasts in Edinburgh and had set a target of attracting more than 1,914 dancers.

Sadly the turnout on Sunday fell well short of the record, with only around 100 people eventually joining in at Montrose Town Hall.

It didn’t help that the games had to be moved from the playing field next to Montrose Sport Centre at the 11th hour following what organisers described as a “hiccup” with the public entertainment licence.

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