40 years ago

The Town Council is very concerned over the apparent non use of the Brechin bus service, which was asked for by a high percentage of the citizens. The service is experimental for the period of six months. For the service to ‘wash its face’ £24 must be collected per week.

The first week the service carried 68 passengers - revenue £3.58; the second week there were 41 passengers - revenue £2.01; the third week 74 passengers - revenue £3.86; and the fourth week 66 passengers - revenue £3.33. If the present trend continues the Town Council will have no alternative but cease to make good the deficit on the service which will be withdrawn at the end of the year.