50 years ago
Angus Health Committee have agreed unanimously to defer a final decision on the fluoridation of the county’s water for two months for an additional report and the views of Forfar and Brechin.
Mr Ian A. Macknight, County Clerk, said Montrose, Kirriemuir, Monifieth and Carnoustie had rejected fluoride, leaving Forfar and Brechin to make up their minds.
The position in Angus was very difficult with each Town Council being its own water authority, explained Mr Macknight.
If the Health Committee decided in favour of the scheme, as Country Clerk it would be his duty to try to persuade the burghs to add to it. “But we don’t want to bully them into anything they don’t want,” he said.
40 years ago
Last year was a record one for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, a total of £29,123 being raised.
It was also a record in Angus and South Kincardineshire which contributed £1905. It is hoped to top the £2000 mark this year. The season started early with the very successful opening of Finavon Castle on two weekends when the snowdrops were in bloom in February.
Dates of other garden openings are - Brechin Castle, May 20; Drumkilbo, May 27; Ascreavie, June 3; Cortachy Castle, June 10; Airlie Castle, June 17; Balnamoon, June 24; Glamis castle, July 1; Guthrie Castle, August 19.
Organisers of the scheme in Angus are Miss E. Lyell, Pathlaw Cottage, and Miss Ruth Dundas, Kinnaniel, Kirriemuir.
30 years ago
UP IN Aberdeen, but by no means in retirement, is the woman who was once one of the city’s greatest pioneers and characters in the field of speech and drama.
Now in her 80th year, Miss Catherine Hollingworth, originally from Brechin, continues to do speech therapy work with stroke victims, a group she maintains are in need of much help and support because “they cannot make protest or raise their voices but feel frustrated and desperate in their lack of communication.”