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Under the present financial arrangements the Council pay £816 per annum to the government for the 55 temporary houses at Cookston Crescent. Now the cost will be £1,320 Treasurer Howe explained. The Council had put up the rents of these houses at the same time as they put up other rents and the government was simply taking a larger share.

IT is now illegal for anyone to take or destroy in Scotland the eggs of a further 20 common wild birds. Anyone doing so will be liable to a fine of £5. The species covered by the Order includes the blackbird, chaffinch, robin, skylark, hedge sparrow, mistle thrush, song thrush and pied wagtail amongst others.

Edzell scouts raised £60 by holding a jumble sale in the Inglis Memorial Hall.