From the archives: 30 years ago

There was a large congregation in Brechin Cathedral last Wednesday for the service of thanksgiving to commemorate VE and VJ Days.

The Royal British Legion, Brechin Branch had organised the service and their new colours were dedicated by the Rev. Peter M. Gordon during the service.

The Cathedral bell was hand rung by Mr W. Christison to mark the occasion. It is normally hand rung on special occasions- one of them was VE Day when the wartime silence of church bells was broken. There was a very large congregation including the Earls of Southesk and Dalhousie, members of the Guildry led by the Dean Mr J.T. Sutherland, and representatives of the Rotary Club, Round Tale 41-Club and uniformed organisations.

Chief executive Mr William McCulloch warned Angus general purposes committee they would have to build a permanent replacement for their ageing and obsolete offices at the County Buildings.

He pointed out that the existing district council headquarters offices suffered from overcrowding, inadequate toilet facilities, deterioration of the prefabricated structures and dispersal of departments in different areas and floors.