A Christmas event in Montrose is being scaled back after shopkeepers expressed fears over how if might affect the busiest trading days of the year.
The Montrose Christmas Spectacular was planned for the town’s High Street and adjoining Murray Street this weekend.
Now the fairground, street vendors and stall holders will set up on High Street following reservations expressed by shopkeepers.
Saturday and Sunday’s programme is organised by Montrose Events, whose secretary said concerns have been listened to.
Tommy Stewart said: “We have listened to the concerns of the retailers in Murray Street and the Christmas Spectacular will now be held on High Street.
“We feel the Spectacular will benefit the town, its businesses and the local economy by bringing people to Montrose. If it is a success, we would hope to bring it back next year.
“Murray Street will be cordoned off by Angus Council but we will not be enforcing it and drivers will be able to access and park on Murray Street.”
Steven Morrison, joint owner of Ballooning Marvellous on Murray Street, said: “We told Montrose Events we would go with the consensus of the retailers in Murray Street. I think it is a great idea but terrible timing the weekend before Christmas.”