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Unemployment in Forfar showed a decrease over the previous month. The latest figures stated that there were 1,146 unemployed in the town, a decrease of 43 compared with the April figure.

Sharon Wigley of Kingsmuir won the Tayside Regional championships for under 11s Highland dancing. The 10-year-old was a pupil of Kirkriggs Primary School as well as being enrolled in the Elizabeth Hutcheon School of Dancing in Forfar. Her fellow dancing school pupil Stephanie Ewart finished third in the same section.

The Angus electorate were heading to the polling stations once again to take part in the European elections. There were four candidates contesting the North East of Scotland constituency.