From the archives: 40 years ago

Edzell Senior Citizen’s Club meeting took the form of a New Year party for which the “goodies” were provided by members. Mr Hutcheon welcomed the company. The enjoyable programme was presented by Envoy and Mrs Horton and family, Brechin Salvation Army Corps and Master Michael Hay.

Neil Mackie, the Aberdeen-born folk singer, who made many friends amongst the young people as well as the older folk when he sang at a recital in the Mechanics’ Hall a year ago, is coming back on Saturday week to sing ‘Songs Old and New’ to the guitar accompaniment of Nicholas Hooper. In his programmes Mr Mackie sings familiar songs with a dramatic quality and poignancy.