From the archives: 40 years ago

Susan Stewart (13), daughter of Mr and Mrs Sydney Stewart, newsagents, St Ninian’s Place, has achieved her greatest ambition ... and become the lucky winner of her very own pony. Susan went in for a competition organised by the IPC magazine ‘Melanie’ and was one of 10 finalist who were closely interviewed to find out the extend of their knowledge of ponies and their suitability to win one. Susan came out on top - and won her own pony, together with tack and riding kit.

Ann Steinson, a sixth year pupil at Brechin High School, took part in a Grampian TV programme last Wednesday, along with the Principal of Aberdeen College of Education and a teacher. The subject was the disruption of the SCE examinations and the effect on career prospects.