Buddy Benches


Alison Cameron in Edzell Muir

Bench dedicated to Lindsay Cameron – a local vet and our Trustee.

Edzell Muir

Drumachlie Loan


Drumachlie Loan

Cookston Road

Edzell Woods

Make time for a seat and a chat.


Brechin Healthcare Group, (BHG) have placed several colourful benches around the DD9 area, encouraging people to reconnect with others when they’re out and about.


Even after COVID 19 guidance restrictions were eased some people found they were still feeling  isolated and lonely.   BHG were successful in receiving funding from both The National Lottery and NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund to purchase benches to place around the community. Plaques have been placed on each bench suggesting that people “make time for a seat and a chat”. Not only will folk meet others when out for a walk but certainly the one on Cookson Road will provide a welcome seat on the way up the hill.


The bench at Edzell Muir also has a dedication to one of BHG’s trustees, Lindsay Cameron – a local vet, who helped decide on that location but who sadly passed away just a few days afterwards.


The benches are made from recycled plastic and will last for years with no maintenance costs. They are installed with the support of Angus Council who were happy to see them set on their ground providing the benches were secure and not causing any obstruction.