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A salmon fishing improvement association is to be formed for the North Esk on a similar basis to that already in existence for the South Esk.

This decision was taken by several of the riparian proprietors of the North Esk and at meeting in Brechin.

Lord Dalhousie has agreed to be chairman of the proposed association with Col. H. C. Harland, The Burn, Edzell, vice-chairman,

A working party will draw up a constitution in which the aims and objects of the association will be defined. They consist of the chairman and vice-chairman, Col. W. J. Campbell-Adamson, Careston Castle; Mr William Robertson, Balmakewan; Mr P. W. Turcan, Edinburgh, who will be legal adviser, and Mr J. C. L. Durant, secretary.

Two railway bridges have been removed in Careston parish.

One was on the Peathill farm road and the other on the road through Careston to Fern and Kirremuir.

Playing in one of the two bands from the Royal Air Force Apprentices School at Halton, Bucks., was James Adam Pilmer (18) of Market Street Brechin, who is training to be an instrument fitter.

James played the drum in the Apprentices’ Band which took part in the Tournament on July 26.