From the archives: 30 years ago

Plans are well ahead for Brechin’s in 1985 Civic Week, reported Mrs Margaret Brymer, chairperson of the Co-ordinating Committee, in the Mechanics’ Institute on Thursday evening.

She also announced an interesting “first” for Brechin. One of the highlights of the annual event will this year be an exhibition of paintings by professional artists in the Mechanics’ Institute from June 4 to June 14. The work of 15 artists will be on show with approx. 50 exhibits, including four paints by the late R. Hardie Condie. Mr Condie’s work is very rarely seen as it is only shown at professional exhibitions.

Players from four Angus senior football clubs played in sleet and snow in a charity match at Glebe Park on Sunday.

A Brechin-Forfar select beat an Arbroath- Montrose select 6-0 in the game to help raise money to send Danny Forbes of Brechin to the Philadelphia Institutions.

Brechin-Forfar scored four goals in the first half and all their six goals were from Brechin players. Ken Eadie and Danny Powell each had two and Doug Scott and Gus Malone the others. The game was one of a number of events over the weekend for the same cause, including local runners sponsored in the Dundee Marathon.