40 years ago
Early this year, Angus Hospital Board are to start a recruiting campaign in the county’s four major towns, Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar and Montrose.
Premises will be taken over for a few days in each town and displays erected.
The Board hope to attract the school student, the mother with grown-up children who never had a career and the former nurse who left to have family and may now want to return to the profession.
Senior and junior nurses will be present to have “a chat and cup of tea” with those interested.
At the group’s annual prize giving, which took place last month, the chairman of the group, Mr C W Renilson, said that the Training College which is presently sited at Stracathro Hospital, might be moved to Sunnyside Royal Hospital, where better accommodation might attract more recruits.
30 years ago
Damage to Christmas decorations will cost Angus District Council many hundreds of pounds. Workmen were repeatedly called out to replace bulbs which cost 65p to 75p each.
At Kirriemuir the lights were switched off between Christmas and New Year after workmen had repeatedly repaired damage. Bulbs were stolen and smashed, wiring was pulled down from the Christmas tree.
At Arbroath 600 bulbs were taken from the tree by Christmas Eve.
At Montrose 320 bulbs were stolen from the main tree.
In Brechin, the Rotary Club provides the tree in St Ninian Square, and before a protective fence could be erected 60 bulbs were stolen.
20 years ago
Angus man Derek Bean, from Pearse Street, Brechin, was awarded a trophy for winning the most promising youth trainee student in the office studies section at Angus College of Further Education in 1992.
Derek (19) completed his Business Administration Course while on a YT placement with Angus District Council.
He recently gained full-time employment with the council’s economic development unit.