Delving back in time

September 7, 1989

The annual flower show which opens in the City Hall this Friday is a particularly significant event for the members of the Brechin Horticultural Society as they are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year.

A special 150th anniversary display of bedding plants in the Den Nursery, adjacent to the Cemetery Bridge, has been laid out by Angus District Council in honour of the society.

A group of enthusiasts is hoping to resurrect the Brechin Highland Gathering, which was last held in 1926.

The games were very popular, attracting crowds of between 7000 and 8000, many arriving by train and walking short distances to the park.

They had the usual mix of athletic and pipe band competitions.

September 11, 1997

The Brechin economy and tourist, industry has received a massive boost in the last few days.

Brechin Castle Centre has announced that the Angus Show will be based in their Haughmuir site, just outside the town, as from 1998.

The site for the show will be specially prepared and the decision is sure to be widely welcomed as the show has been held at Victoria Park for 30 years.

Edzell has won the small community trophy for the best kept war memorial competition.

Angus Council and the Royal British Legion Scotland have been quick to express their delight at the announcement.

The judges said that the standard of entries in all cases was extremely high and reflected great credit on all those who had contributed to the final project.

Brechin City FC’s home, Glebe Park, has once again passed the annual inspection by the Tayside Sports Ground Safety Team, with their medical facilities in particular highly praised.

Just like the rest of Britian, Brechiners were moved in their droves to pay tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Most businesses closed on the day of the funeral.