Fit O’ The Toon Residents Association (FOTRA) are a small community in Arbroath at the Fit o’ the Toon. This is where the Brothock Burn meets the sea. If you look over the sea wall at high tide, you’ll understand why this area is called ‘Danger Point’. Here the sea comes racing up the Brothock Burn into the town. Look more closely and you’ll see big slab steps going down into the sea from the jetty wall and it’s where the Arbroath fisherwomen did their washing before hanging it to dry on the lines on Old Shore Head Green. The community still continues this old tradition today
FOTRA have recently been busy trying to improve the overall environment and experience at the Fit O’ The Toon for both residents and visitors. The latest work to be carried out was to plant wildflowers along the burn edge on Old Shore Head. This was done to encourage wildlife to the area such as bees, insects and butterflies. The wildflowers have been a success as has the attraction to the wildlife. Other enhancements are planned for the area in the future so watch this space. A specially landscaped friendly seating area is soon to be completed. For Arbroath2020+1 FOTRA and friends are working in collaboration with artist Mandy McIntosh on a heritage project Harbour Histories.