30 years ago

Brechin Railway preservation Society and their recently-formed operating wing, Caledonian Railway (Brechin) are opening their doors on Saturday and Sunday for what they describe as a Steam Gala Weekend. Among the attractions for visitors will be short trips behind a steam engine and a trip in an observation coach pulled by a Scottish built saddle tank locomotive. On Sunday, the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle club are to come with about a dozen cars.

Neil Benvie, the only son of Mr and Mrs D. M. Benvie, Heughhead, has been awarded Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society. Neil joined the Photographic Society only two months ago and to receive his Licentiateship in such a short time is quite an achievement.