From the archives: 50 years ago

Angus Education Committee last Wednesday heard the recommendation of the Property Sub-Committee that consideration be given to the closing of Waterside School, Glenesk.

Mr Jim Findlay, Convener of the Property Committee, said that members of the committee had visited the school to inspect an area of ground required for a bridge improvement and found only four pupils.

There was an indication that that number might be reduced to two, which would make this the most expensive school in Britain. The committee considered it economical madness to retain it.

Colonel Scott, chairman, replied that the question would be discussed by the chairman’s subcommittee in six months. The County Clerk, Mr Ian A. Macknight, explained that the skittish Education Department would also be interested in the position.

Strong action, aimed at Brechin Town Council, is proposed to be taken by the South Esk District Fishery Board in an effort to eliminate pollution of the river by the town’s sewage works.

This followed a meeting which was also attended by interested parties who are directly affected by the pollution.