From the archive: 40 years ago

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Chief Constable John Farquharson was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (for distinguished service) in the New Year honours. Before being appointed Chief Constable of Angus, he was Deputy Chief Constable of the Argyll force which he joined in 1935.

Hospital master Miss Aiken made a strong plea to the Town council to consider a acquiring the hose at 24-26 Church Street (“the oldest house in Brechin”) for adaptation as Club rooms for the elderly folk in Brechin. She had been much disappointed, she said, to learn that owing to the financial situation, Angus Social Work Department could no consider the scheme which she had hoped would be launched before the Council went out of office.