November 29, 1979
Gary Stewart, a pupil of Andover School, who last week won the Brechin and District heat of the Masterkid Of Angus competition, went forward to the final at Forfar Friday and took first place with 16 marks out of 20. He scored nine out of ten in the general knowledge questions and seven out of ten in his specialist subject, which was Abba, the pop group.
Scoring all over was high this year. Runner-up was a pupil of Langlands School, Forfar, Graeme Millar, who was just one mark behind Grant.
Altogether, over the country, 365 pupils entered for the competition. The field was then narrowed to 60 pupils from primary schools in Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Montrose.
December 2, 1989
Angus District Licensing Board have agreed to the transfer of the licence for Angus Steakhouse, Brechin, to a consortium of four Tayside businessmen.
Ramsay Robertson, Brechin, Ian Johnstone, Tayport, Jim Black, Finavon, and Andrew Brown, Dundee, have taken over the running of the Steakhouse from Flicks Nightclub’s management team. Mr Black said their venture will cost around £200,000 and they will be using their own skills to refurbish the building.
Mr Robertson and Mr Johnstone are joiners, Mr Black an electrician, and Mr Brown a director of a shop-fitting company.
December 2, 1999
Brechin’s public toilets in Church Street have again received recognition in a national competition.
The local authority have won an award in the 1999 Cannon Hygiene Loo of the Year Awards. As well as the Brechin toilets, loos in Forfar, Kirriemuir, and Montrose all won this year, while a toilet in Arborath was commended.
A spokeswoman for Angus Council said: “We are delighted that several of our public toilets have once again been successful in the Loo of the Year Awards. It is a tribute to the staff who maintain these facilities and demonstrates Angus Council’s determination to achieve high standards.”