From the archives: 30 years ago

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The almost incessant rain since mid-summer must have reached its climax this last weekend - the Brechin autumn holiday - when there was no let-up day or night.

Brechin, however, escaped the flooding which caused such havoc in Arbroath and Carnoustie (though anxious watch was kept on the level of the South Esk at River Street) The Montrose to Brechin Road was blocked for a time on Monday because of the back log of traffic halted by flooding opposite Sleepyhillock Cemetery.

For the farmers the nonstop ran is making the harvest situation desperate.

The new county banner of the Angus Girl Guide Association was blessed at a service in the Quiet Place at Ladenford Den, on Sunday afternoon by the Rev. John Forbes, minister of Edzell, Lethnot and Glenesk, and husband of the District Commissioner for the Brechin Landward Area.

He expressed the hope that all members of the movement who followed the banner would accept the fellowship, loyalty and challenge of Guiding.

Rangers Karen Thomson, Lynn Busby and Lynn Scotland made up the colour party and the lesson was read by Alison Craik.