New City of Brechin Civic Trust chairman unveiled

Pictured are, from left, Mr Dempsey, Mr Hill and the Earl of Dalhousie.
Pictured are, from left, Mr Dempsey, Mr Hill and the Earl of Dalhousie.

The City of Brechin Civic Trust has appointed a new chairman, following the retirement of the previous chair at their annual general meeting.

The Trust held an extraordinary general meeting to elect a new chair, with Steve Dempsey elected unanimously to the role.

Mr. Dempsey, who was rector of Brechin High School until his retirement last year, has served on the Trust’s Executive Committee for 10 years and replaces Stewart Hill.

Mr Dempsey, accepting his election, spoke of the huge debt owed to Mr Hill and promised to do his best to equal his service in office.

Mr. Hill was chairman for 22 years having been elected in 1992 following several years as vice-chairman.

The Earl of Dalhousie, President of the Trust, praised the long service of Stewart and, on behalf of his colleagues, presented him with a silver quaich, appropriately inscribed, as a token of their appreciation of his many fruitful years in office.

The Trust was set up in 1972 following a public meeting organised by the local G.P., the late Dr. Eric Jenner, who became its first chairman serving until he stepped down form that office in 1992.

It seeks to stimulate interest in the beauty, history and character of the natural and built heritage of the Brechin area.