40 years ago
“Help the Aged’s” recent appeal for clothing and blankets for aged refugees and destitute overseas proved very successful. Altogether 290 sacks were collected and Mr A. Mackenzie, Carnoustie, the Appeal organiser, said at the end of last week he was still receiving calls to pick up sacks in different parts of the county.
Mr Mackenzie was particularly pleased with the response in Brechin where he found 67 sacks waiting for him, practically equally divided between the Gardner Memorial Hall and St. Andrew’s Hall.
30 years ago
Tayside Police have said that the junction at Stracathro Hospital from the new stretch of the A94 as well as other works associated with it, is safe - despite growing concern from road-users and local residents.
This news was given to Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith, M.P, who has heard a great many people express their doubts about the junction, by Mr Allan Stewart, Minister with responsibility for roads at the Scottish Office. He repeated his view that the hospital junction had been designed to a very high standard and that traffic should not encounter difficulties.
19 years ago
Efforts to improve road safety in Brechin have been stalled by Tayside Regional Council.
Regional councillor George Allan hoped to have pelican crossings installed on Montrose Street and Southesk Street.
The appeal was turned down due to a lack of traffic and pedestrians. The regional council conducted a survey on the two streets and found that they did not reach the levels necessary for crossings.
Councillor Allan explained: “If the pedestrian vehicle conflict goes up by another 15 per cent they will have to do something. I intend keeping an eye on the streets as with the new by-pass the amount of traffic is set to increase.”
A rise in traffic has been predicted as it will soon be faster to travel down the A90 to Brechin, turning off here to head towards Montrose and Arbroath.