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A cheque for £956 was presented to the Brechin branch of the British Heart Foundation by Brechin Young Farmer’s Club as a result of a sponsored parachute jump made at Kinnell airfield. Seven members landed successfully in their first ever parachute jump. As an eighth has still to jump, the final total will be higher.

Angus Environmental Health Committee at its monthly meeting agreed to mount a publicity campaign emphasising the £100 fine dog owners face in allowing their pets to foul pavements, paths and parks. This is the fourth time in the past 10 years the committee has tried to come to grips with the problem. “We hope to have a concerted effort on everyone’s part to try to control this nuisance, although I don’t think we will eliminate it completely,” Councillor William Phillips stressed.