From the archives: 30 years ago

Brechin City 0, Hibs 0.

Brechin fans were favourably impressed with the team’s new player-coach, Donald Park, who turned out at inside right against Hibs on Saturday’s friendly at Glebe Park and played a very bright game.

City’s other signing Alan Mckenzie from Arbroath, who was at right back, should be another asset. Manager Fleming was himself able to put in another 90 minutes good work. Powell, who went on in the second half, made a strong attacking spearhead with Eadie, so much so that the homesters were unlucky not to score a win against Hibs who owed much to their ace ‘keeper Alan Rough.

A Forfar firm has gained a contract to sell half of a village in the heart of rural Angus.

The 18 semi-detached houses in Noranside, nine miles from Forfar, have been put on the market as part of the Government privatisation drive.

The firm commissioned by the Scottish Home and Health Department to find buyers is Arthur Young Estate Management, based in Manor Street, Forfar. Although the houses have yet to be advertised officially, word of their sale has already been circulating in the property grapevine and Ian Davie, who is handling the sale for the firm, has already received a number inquiries.