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Provost Buchan asked the Chamber of Commerce to help preserve the status of Stracathro Hospital. “The Regional Board are always nibbling away, largely, I suspect, because of the colossal cost of Ninewells,” he said. “We will really have to watch the situation at Stracathro.”

At a public meeting held under the auspices of the Town Council on Sunday afternoon opinion generally was very much in favour of Brechin having a Community Council to safeguard local interest after the reorganisation of local government. A steering committee was therefore formed to “investigate and consider” how best to set up a Community Council which would be ready to start working in about a year’s time.