From the archives: 30 years ago

Independence Day was an open day at the US Navy Base at Edzell. The programme included a demonstration by Montrose Judo Club, an exhibition of square dancing, a BMX cycle race, a softball competition and a soccer tournament in which teams represented the Base, HMS Camperdown, Tayside Police and Condor Marines took part.

Restrictions on the use of hosepipes, sprinklers, etc. came into force yesterday, Wednesday, July 11, throughout a large area of Angus and parts of Perth and Kinross. There will be a ban, until further notice, on the use of hosepipes or similar apparatus. The ban is the result of falling levels in small water source and two reservoirs - Loch Lee in Angus and Loch Ordie by Dunkeld.