From the archives: 30 years ago

“Like many towns and cities in Europe these days, Brechin is having a hard time. But we have had harder times before this and risen above them all and we will do it again. We have always had people who came to our city telling us that with just the wave of a magic wand or leaflet or the repeated cry of a political slogan, they can easily put everything right. I don’t believe it.” Sandy Buchan, ex-provost.

The old-established Northern Hotel (originally The Commercial) changed hands on Tuesday, 1st May. The Northern for many years was run by the late Gordon Gellatly. It has now been acquired by two couples who will be resuming a partnership in the hotel trade. Crawford and Sue Low and Stephen and Dawn Jackson