From the archives: 40 years ago

Angus Brownies wanted to do an especially Good Turn to celebrate the Brownies’ Diamond Jubilee, so each Brownie saved 5p and as a result were able to buy Ladybird, a pony which they have presented to Angus Riding for the Disabled Group.

At Angus District Council’s meeting Bailie J. M. D. Smith, Montrose, suggested that during the year until it takes over fully from Town Councils, the District Council should meet in the different burghs. 
This would give the members an opportunity to at least sense the atmosphere of the various places in the constituency and, perhaps, be a little more knowledgeable on local subjects up for discussion.
A rota in alphabetical order was approved.