40 years ago

Brechin Operatic Society’s 1974 production of The Gondoliers which will be staged in the City Hall next month will be featured in the BBC Radio programme scheduled to go on air on an evening in April. Recordings will be made at rehearsals of the Brechin opera and these will be used in a radio programme which will also feature the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society, one of the biggest amateur operatic societies in Scotland.

Brechin and district Round Table held for the first time a “Race Nite” in the Glenesk Hotel, Edzell. The proceeds of the evening, amounting to £205, are to be donated to the Brechin Appeal Fund for Mentally Handicapped Children. The evening was attended by 140 guests who were first served dinner.