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February, 10 1972

Angus is losing another of its distinctive old houses in the demolition of Gannochy Lodge, Edzell.

Situated about a mile north of Edzell on this side if the Gannochy Bridge it is a familiar landmark to all who pass on the way to Glenesk. It has a grand setting overlooking the bridge and the river North Esk.

Gannochy Lodge is being demolished by the owner Mf W. R. B. Foster, who has replaced it by a modern house about a hundred yards farther up the river.

February 11, 1982

This month, Brechin High School joins the growing number of Scottish schools using computer facilities to process examination results.

Last week first year pupils received their new style report sheets accompanied by a letter of explanation to parents.

An important change brought about by the use of the computer is that examination marks are standardised. This statistical process helps to take account of the differences between subjects and examinations and makes it possible to compare the results received.

February 13, 1992

The children of Brechin will soon have a new playground, thanks to the local Round Table, Angus District Council and Scottish Enterprise Tayside.

Work has started on the playground at Dingle Dell in the Public Park to provide landscaping, featuring bright play equipment and new footpaths. The work will cost £59,300.

The idea to develop the play area came from the community.

People responded generously to the appeal, contributing £15,000. Angus District parks and recreation department agreed to pay £23,000 to the project with the remaining £21,300 coming from Scottish Enterprise Tayside.

Brechin lost two popular senior citizens last Tuesday with the deaths, in Stracathro Hospital, of Dave Denoon and Mattie Sinclair (Stewart).

Both were very well known and had a wide circle of friends.