50 years ago
SIR JAMES Duncan, MP for South Angus, was told in the Commons by Mr. Leburn that no major improvement of trunk roads in Angus is in view for 1963-1964, but a programme of smaller improvements is being worked out.
On classified roads, the Scottish Secretary intends to authorise grants which will let the County Council begin their proposed bypass of Glamis village on the A94.
Angus has more Queen’s Scouts and more first-class Scouts according to the number of boys than any other county in Scotland, the Captain of Dunstaffnage, the new Chief Scout for Scotland, told a gathering of Scouters at their county conference at Kirriemuir on Sunday.
40 years ago
SERGEANT David Smith, Forfar, has been appointed Angus Constabulary’s new training inspector.
He takes over from Inspector L. Heggie, who has become a member of the police team for Dundee, Perth and Kinross studying the projected regionalisation of the police force in these areas, which comes into effect in 1975.
Inspector Smith, has spent most of his police service in Arbroath. He moved to Forfar in 1963 as sergeant in charge of training and civil defence.
He is now the office in charge of training at Forfar headquarters.
30 years ago
THERE should be no more building in Edzell until the sewage treatment works is replaced, Tayside Regional Council’s planning sub-committee has recommended.
The committee was considering a planning application, made to Angus District Council, for six to eight private homes in the village.
The director of water services advised that new houses would add to the present drainage problems with an overloaded sewage treatment works often discharging sub-standard effluent to the North Esk.
A new sewage treatment works for Edzell was recently added to the Region’s capital programme. It will be built in 1987/1988, or earlier if finances are available.