40 years ago
BRECHIN Christian Aid Committee is remitting to headquarters from this year’s campaign the sum of £300.
This is considerably up on last year and it is specially gratifying to note the substantial contribution made by the young people.
The committee decided that the money raised this year should go for the provision of Tilley lamps in the Metkila district of Burma where evening classes have been organised.
Over 50,000 people in the vilaages are eager to learn to read and write.
Tilley lamps are used to light the classrooms. One Tilley costs £5, so Brechin is providing 60 lamps.
30 years ago
Edzell are in the final bid for the Scottish Bloom Award.
Eighteen communities are through to the final judging of the Scottish Section of the Britain in Bloom which began on Monday.
They are Dundee, Aberdeen, Paisley, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Ayr, Hawick, Elgin, Prestwick, Kelso, Forres, Kirkcudbright, Edzell, Golspie, St. John’s Town of Dalry, Pool of Muckhart, Archiestown and Banton.
Money continues to pour in for the minibus appeal fund launched by Montrose and District branch of the Scottish Society for the Mentally Handicapped.
The latest amount toalled £11,023.
20 years ago
MEMORIES of Scottish farming in the 1920s, ‘30s. ‘40s and ‘50s, and of sometimes weird and wonderful machinery that was used to make the farmers’ lot easier, are evoked in the third programme of “Attic Archives” on BBC1 Scotland.
The programme, which reflects life in Scotland as seen through the lenses of film cameramen since the end of last century, comprises film which has been collected by various sources, including the University of Edinburgh School of Agriculture.
Other clips come from James Bruce of Brechin who invented an early turnip topper and tailer, and from Adam McClure of Longforgan whose collection includes horse ploughing scenes.