40 years ago
Pupil’s of Maisondieu School no longer sit in serried rows of desks.
The visitors were intrigued by the low six-sided , or eight-sided tables at which the children work.
These can be readily divided into smaller units and the teacher has access to each and every pupil.
Each classroom has its own colour of tables and small chair - very small they looked - to match.
One innovation to make for tidiness in the classroom - and in the pupil - are the racks of trays.
30 years ago
On March 11 the number of young people registered as totally unemployed in Brechin was 24 (which includes 15 school leavers).
There was one available vacancy.
The total of Y.O.P. schemes was 51 which made the grand total available for normal employment 75.
The Mechanics’ Institute has now been officially handed over to local trustees and a management committee by Angus District Council.
About £1000 has already been given to the institute by Brechin Civic Trust.
20 years ago
Brechin is in the depths of a recessions, industry has been hit by cutbacks and unemployment is a concern, yet the response to a Training Awareness Week launched in a blaze of publicity has disappointed the Angus Training Network who organised the event.
Promoted by a mail shot and Press and radio publicity, the awareness week was an open invitation to the Brechin and surrounding areas to find out more about training provision.
The area in front of Brechin Railway Station has been planted out in trees purchsed from B. M. Eggo and Sons and Brechin Castle Nursery by the City of Brechin Civic Trust.
Manpower services carried out the planting, assisted by Castle Nursery staff and paid for by the Nursery and Eggo’s.