From the archives: 40 years ago

Growth is continuing at the US base at Edzell, said Commander C. Hoover, the executive officer, at last Thursday’s meeting of Brechin Rotary Club. Projects either in hand or planned totalled £1.8 million including a barracks block for single men which should be completed in spring next year.

On Friday, Mr Raymond Thom, who has been Town Clerk of Brechin for the past five years, received farewell presentations, one from the Provost, Magistrates and Councillors and another from fellow officials and their staffs on leaving to take up a senior post with the associated company of the Scottish Bus Group Ltd. Mr Thom expressed his thanks, not only for the gifts, but also for the memories he took with him of his years in Brechin.