Mr George Kean, who has retired after 32 years as Bandmaster of Brechin City Band, can look back on about 55 years association with the Band, which he joined in the days of Bandmaster Hutton, He was one of three brothers all in the Band. One, Fred, became bandmaster at Arbroat., George and Fred learned the cornet. In the first World War he was a drummer and bugler in the Black Watch. He became bandmaster in 1932.
Brechin bairns were in luck on Saturday, with less that a month to go to Christmas, Santa Claus took time off to open the Christmas Fair at Gardner Memorial Church. Over £93 was realised at the event.