40 years ago

Boxing: The Scotland boxing team in the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand won four medals - a Silver and three Bronze. One of the Bronze winners was Jimmy Douglas, the young Angus boxer formerly in the Royal Bank here. Jimmy became the third Scots boxer to reach the semifinals of the welterweight divisions with a surprise points verdict over Joseph Musbuga of Uganda. He received a majority verdict from the judges.

Angling: Measures that were taken by Brechin Angling Club to keep the weeds under control at Loch Saugh are proving successful and it is hoped that better fishing will results. The six boats the club keeps at Loch Saugh are being overhauled in readiness for the new season.