From the archives: 40 years ago

It was agreed that a local tradesman would clean the Dalhousie Memorial Arch at the entrance to Edzell with materials provided by the District Council. The cost will be considerable less than the £658 estimated for sand-blasting.

Dundee’s £25 million Ninewells Hospital and Medical School was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother last Wednesday. The 800-bed hospital, which is now accommodations more than 600 patients, was commissioned at the beginning of this year, almost four years behind schedule. The Queen Mother said that those concerned in the project could have justifiable pride in what they had achieved.