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Most encouraging to the City of Brechin Civic Trust has been the announcement that the High Street and its environs has been designated a conservation area of outstanding interest by the Historic Buildings Council.

It was designated a conservation area a year or two ago. To be recognised as “outstanding” greatly helps the grants position when schemes of enhancement are put forward.

It will cost approximately £83 million to run the Tayside region in its first year.

This provisional sum has been approved by the region’s Policy and Resources Committee. Ratepayers, however, will still have to wait before learning what size of rates bill will be put through their letter-boxes.

In spite of their 3-1 defeat by Hamilton on Saturday, Charlie Dunn was quite pleased with Brechin’s City’s display.

They might well have shared the points as tried by Jim Young and Stewart Wilson were blocked on the line. Hamilton were ahead in 25 minutes from a snap shot form Lynch whose 25-yarder had Beatson well beaten. Hamilton whet further ahead in 50 minutes, Hall lofting the ball over the ‘keeper. Mitchell pulled one back for City a minute later, but Hall wrapped up the points in the 67th minute.