From the archives: 40 years ago

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In glorious weather last Monday, Angus Scouts and Cubs spent a memorable day at the Jock Neish Scouting centre at Tannadice with the Chief Scout, Sir William Gladstone, who is, of course, laird of Fasque.

Sir William congratulated the boys on having such a wonderful Scouting Centre, theirs, through the generosity of Jock Neish, in perpetuity.

Sir William was guest of honour at a lunch when other guests included the Earl of Dalhousie, Lord Lieutenant of Angus, and Regional and District Councillors.

Sir William, a great-grandson of the Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, was headmaster of Lancing College, Sussex, until he succeeded his father in the title in 1968. He gave up teaching to look after the family interests in North Wales and at Fasque.

A silver-mounted sealskin sporran has been presented to Mr John L. Cameron, who has been a member of the Brechin Pipe Band Committee for 50 years.

Mr Cameron, who has taught scores of bandsmen to play, is still a playing member of the Band, the presentation was made by ex-Bailie R. W. McKenzie, who has also had a long association with the committee.