From the archives: 30 years ago

Among the plaques recently put up by the City of Brechin Civic Trust are three indicating the sites of the city’s medieval ports, North Port, South Port and West Port. It is interesting to find that William Sievwright, who at the end of last century wrote knowledgeable and with affection of the brechin he remembered as a lad said this about the Ports: “It is to be regretted, if only as a matter of historical and antiquarian interest that the names of Brechin’s old ports have not been deeply engraved on some buildings as near their sites as possible.” Now, more than 100 years later, the omission has been rectified.

Angus District Council’s local plan report comments that the introduction of on-street parking restrictions by Tayside Region and off-street parking charges had met with considerable public resistance.