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The old-established tailoring business of J. C. Lindsay in St. James’ Place, is closing down because of the difficulty of getting staff.

Very few are going in for tailoring nowadays, says Mr A. K. Robertson of Robertson’s of Swan Street, who with his brother, Mr G. S. Robertson, took over the business when Mr Lindsay died in January, 1945.

Mr Lindsay had come to Brechin from Fife in the early years of the century, first set up in business as a tailer and clothier in the premises at 26 St. David Street previously occupied by Mr A. Bowman, tailor. Later Mr Lindsay moved to the larger premises at St James’ Place and built up a business which became known over a wider area. In recent years its reputation has been well maintained by Mr Cromarty, a native of Orkney, who came as cutter. In recent years, however, he has been up against the smaller firm’s inevitable difficulties in retaining staff.

Goal Keeper Mike McVittie is the St Johnstone FC Supporters Club ‘Player of the Year’.

McVittie has been Saints’ regular first team ‘keeper since joining the Muirton Club from Brechin City last October.

A part-time player, he is a painter with D. and J. Fender. Kirriemuir. Since joining St. Johnstone, Mike has hit top form, and some weeks ago it was stated that Tottenham were showing interest in him.