A two-inch naval shell was found on the bed of the River South Esk at Brechin Bridge. It was blown up by a bomb disposal unit squad form Rosyth. The live shell was found by a man paddling in the river and as it is unlikely that is has lain there for 65 years, police think it was thrown into the water. Nearby houses were warned to keep their windows open to prevent any damage while the shell was being blown up.
A dinner dance organised to raise funds for medical equipment was so successful that two nebuliser compressor units have been bought for Brechin Health Centre. The new equipment is used in the treatment and relief of asthma sufferers, particularly children.