Watson-Watt Society appeal for support

The Watson-Watt Society of Brechin has issued an appeal for members of the public to support it and help to ensure its future.

The group is dedicated to the appreciation and celebration of the work of Brechin-born Sir Robert Watson-Watt, who was the leader of the team that developed the radar defence system which played a crucial part during WWII.

The annual general meeting of the Society takes place on Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Jenner Room of the Mechanics’ Institute and a spokesperson made the appeal for more members to join the committee in order to allow its work to continue.

A spokesperson said: “It is now more than nine years since the Society was set up and an appropriate memorial is in place but many of the original committee members feel that it is time to stand down.

“It had been hoped to produce an interactive digital exhibit, based on the radar defence system, for use within the town and serve as another attraction but this is seriously under threat unless additional volunteers come forward. So if you have an interest in keeping alive the memory of Watson-Watt, please come along to the above meeting.”

The Society was established in 2006 and raised enough funds to create a permanent memorial to Sir Watson-Watt. Alan Herriot’s statue was placed in St Ninian’s Square and officially unveiled last year by HRH The Princess Royal. It is Brechin’s only statue.