Sponsored by Volkswagen
Community News rss

MP continues to press over VAT issue

Angus MP Mike Weir took part in a debate at Westminster calling for a cut in VAT to give a boost to businesses in the Tourist industry, citing the benefits that have been seen in Ireland by a similar move.

The window display created by young people and volunteer arts workers

Meeting to discuss skip site

Edzell Village Improvement Society is to hold a meeting to discuss the future of the village’s skip site.

Community council welcome new member

The City of Brechin and District community councillors welcomed a new councillor to their midst at their meeting on March 3.

Guildry open for Travel Awards

The Guildry of Brechin is once again inviting applications from young people or Brechin, or the surrounding area, for a Travel Award to assist with the costs of an interesting overseas project.

Mixed outcome of 
care services study

The findings of a Joint Inspection of Services for Older People in Angus have been welcomed this week by Angus Council and NHS Tayside.

Announcements rss

George Goodwin : Obituary

Published in the Brechin Advertiser on 07 November 2013

: Obituary

Published in the Brechin Advertiser on 17 October 2013

Fiona Murray : Acknowledgement

Published in the Brechin Advertiser on 03 October 2013

Dorothy Kyles : Obituary

Published in the Brechin Advertiser on 26 September 2013

Moira Young : Acknowledgement

Published in the Brechin Advertiser on 26 September 2013

Down Memory Lane rss

From the sports’ archives: 50 years ago

Football: Brechin City 1, Cowdenbeath 1.
The visitors did most of the pressing in the opening stages, but the City defence held out and gradually tamed Menzies and Mathews. Brechin got their goal in the 49th minute, with Tocher scoring from the spot. An equaliser came in the closing minutes, with Guthrie scoring in a goalmouth scramble.

50 years ago

The Town Council earlier agreed to plant trees on the spare ground to the east of the Sewage Works. This ground was now having to be used for the disposal of dried sludge, the Surveyor reported to the Sewage Works Committee. 
This sludge being poisonous, trees could not be planted. 
On the motion of Councillor Pirnie, Convener of the Sewage Works Committee, it was agreed to recommend that only a screen of trees be planted at an estimated cost of £40.

From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

Football: Brechin Victoria 3, Kinnoull 0.
In the first half Vics’ defence stood out well against Kinnoull pressure. The Vics’ ‘keeper was unable to get at a Whyte strike, but the ball flashed past the post. In the second half, Vics were right on top with Marnie and Monro (2) the goal scorers.

From the archives: 40 years ago

The minibus which Brechin High School plans to buy has jumped in price by over £1000, from £2300 to £3350 Angus Education Committee was told last week. The Education Committee had agreed to meet the whole cost of the bus until the School had raised funds to pay their half share. The School had approached the county Committee as to whether they would be willing to make a large contribution. 
The Education Committee has agreed to give £1500 provided that the minibus is bough in the current financial year.

Pictured front centre are Mrs Christy Bing, Capt. Fred Demech, C.O. of the Base and Mrs Noel Smart, with representatives from all the organisations in the group.

Delving back in time

This week’s Down Memory Lane picture comes from the Brechin Advertiser’s 1985 archive and features staff from the US Base at Edzell, where ten organisation donated cheques totalling £1,390.71 towards the Tayside Body Scanner Appeal Fund.

School Notes rss

editorial image

Students who get involved reap the cash rewards

According to Dr Anthony Mann, of Education and Employers Taskforce, students who are motivated to engage with the world of work while still in education “will earn on average £3,600 more than peers who did zero activity.”

Brechin pupils are budding scientists

Months of hard work by budding young scientists from Brechin High School came to an end when they presented their projects at a new science communication event.

D&A College backs sports programme

Dundee and Angus College is one of 13 Scottish colleges to give in-principle support to a new competitive sports programme.

Pupils ran their own Valentine's Day themed cafe

Pupils raise dough with cafe

Pupils in Primary 3/4 At Andover Primary School held a Valentines themed cafe for parents and friends last Tuesday. The children made their own posters, invitations and chose the items to bake.

Local Businesses rss

Blue badge abuse clampdown in Angus

Drivers and passengers who abuse the blue badge scheme in Angus could have their badges confiscated through new legislation coming into force at the end of March.

Training fund launched for re-use groups

Cash to train staff in key repair skills is on offer from Scotland’s resource efficiency body Zero Waste Scotland, which has launched the Repair Training Grant Fund for the Third Sector.

editorial image

Legal, maybe...but safe it isn’t

The vexed question of parking near schools has reared its head again - and on this occasion a reader has pointed out an issue involving the 999 services.

Sauze D'Oulx is in north west Italy

Warm welcome for councillor in Sauze

Councillor Bob Myles has described the Italian village that it is hoped to twin Edzell with, as a welcoming place following his first trip to the area.

MP backs calls to reduce tourism VAT

Angus MP, Mike Weir, has backed a national campaign calling for the Chancellor to cut VAT on tourism by 15 per cent.

  • 3°C to 10°C Sunny spells
  • Brechin 5-day weather forecast


    Friday 27 Mar

    Sunny spells


    High 10°c

    Low 3°c


    From South west

    Speed 14 mph

    Saturday 28 Mar

    Heavy rain


    High 11°c

    Low 2°c


    From South west

    Speed 29 mph

    Sunday 29 Mar

    Light rain


    High 6°c

    Low 0°c


    From West

    Speed 15 mph

    Monday 30 Mar

    Heavy rain


    High 6°c

    Low 2°c


    From South west

    Speed 24 mph

    Tuesday 31 Mar

    Sunny spells


    High 7°c

    Low 1°c


    From West

    Speed 26 mph