40 years ago
There was a very pleasant little ceremony at Brechin Infirmary on Tuesday afternoon when officers of the Brechin Round Table handed over a half a dozen garden umbrellas with tables and chairs which they have gifted to Brechin.
The idea was to have the handing over ceremony outside with a number of the patients present. But, unfortunately, a heavy shower necessitated a change of plans.
Mr D. McLeish, chairman of the Round Table, pointed out that the Table in the 15 years it had been in Brechin, had sought to help others less fortunate than themselves. The Round Table’s gift was accepted on behalf of the Board of Management for the Angus Hospital, by Mr C W Renilson, County Convener, and chairman of the Board.
30 years ago
Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith has been given an assurance by Mr George Howard, chairman of the BBC, that a new VHF transmitter will be in operation at Durris before the end of next year so providing a better BBC Radio reception for Deeside and the coastal strip north of Aberdeen.
Earlier this year Mr Buchanan-Smith contacted the Home Office Minister, Mr Timothy Raison, on the problem of poor radio reception in the Stonehaven area and southwards to Montrose an Brechin.
In his reply, Mr Howard said they had reached an agreed with the IBA to mount an VHF transmitting aerial at Durris.
20 years ago
Andrew Welsh, MP for Angus East, has asked for a statement from Tayside Health Board and the Scottish Office about the future of hospital services at Stracathro. This follows local concerns about the hospital’s future and Mr Welsh stated that in writing to Tayside Health Board he was anxious to stop such rumours, and find out the actual facts of the situation.
Mr Welsh is seeking assurances both about the continuation of services and that staff at Stracathro will be kept fully informed and involved in any plans for future changes.