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The Dalhousie Bridge over the West Water at Priestoun, Edzell, which was built in 1877, has been closed for strengthening and repair. Earlier in the year, although not an official diversion route, and with a six-ton load restriction- this bridge was used by vehicles during the temporary closure of the West Water Bridge on the main Edzell/Brechin route at Inchbare.

The cost of providing a fire escape for the second floor of the Mansion House at Stracathro Hospital is so high (approximately £8,000) that Angus Hospitals Board is to ask the regional board to review the matter with a possibility of a less elaborate scheme.

Brechin City Band won the cup for the best Grade B band in the contest at Aberdeen on Sunday.