50 years ago
Unemployment in Angus increased considerably during the winter - due largely to the severe weather conditions.
At a meeting of Arbroath and District Employment Committee it was reported that Brechin had a 3.4 per cent unemployment figure.
Unemployment chiefly affected agricultural and building trade workers; otherwise the general level of employment was fairly satisfactory and with gradual opening up of the outside seasonal work the wholly unemployed register should tend to fall during the next few months.
Unemployment had risen to 115 men, nine boys and 27 women. Girls had dropped to two, making a total of 153, which is an increase of 20.
Temporarily stopped workers totalled 21 men and two women. Only two boys and one girl remained idle since leaving school at Christmas.
40 years ago
Part of a wagon load of seed potatoes was destroyed by fire in the railway goods yard at Brechin Station.
The wagon, loaded with ten tons of potatoes, was apart from several others which were to make up a train load.
The roof and interior were badly charred by the blaze which was extinguished by Brechin firemen.
The firemen were called out again on Wednesday night to another blaze thought to have been caused by children.
Two hundred yards of grass were set alight in the Bog Road area.
30 years ago
A FORMER Brechin couple, Tom and Ida Burns, now living in Salisbury, South Australia, received many inquiries from their native city following the disastrous bush fires in Victoria and South Australia.
The school attended by their grand-daughter, Samantha, was one of the thousand buildings burned down but Mr and Mrs Burns have been able to assure their friends that they are all safe.