From the archives: 40 years ago

Angus Scouts are concerned at the all round drop in membership (11.75 per cent) last year. All Districts report losses. Brechin is down by 4.4 per cent. Cub Scouts here show a slight decrease from 80 to 78 and Scouts from 73 to 66. Venture Scouts are up from eight to nine. There are 13 leaders compared with six, and eight instructors compared with five.

AS their contribution to this year’s ‘Save the Children’ fund, the local committee ran a novel and successful Bingo and Coffee Evening in the City Hall on Wednesday, May 1. Altogether £239 was raised. Edzell Primary School has also donated £5.60, the proceeds of the collection taken at their church service, to the local fund.