40 years ago
THE matter about vandalism at the Reid Hall was raised at a meeting of the Town Council.
It is usually the case that this type of damage takes place at night but it was concluded by Councillor Nicoll that much of the damage was being done by pupils of Forfar Academy while they were taking short cuts to and from school.
Councillor Nicoll said that the boiler room window at the rear of the hall had been broken three times and asbestos sheets which had been put up as temporary covers had suffered the same fate. There had also been markings made on the walls and several outside lights had been smashed.
FORFAR Licensing Court agreed to allow Forfar’s public houses to open on New Year’s Day at the discretion of the publican.
30 years ago
It now seems certain that the end of the line has come as far as the rail link between Forfar and Perth is concerned.
Fears that the Strathmore Line - which has a life span of some 134 years - was about to close were confirmed earlier this week by a spokesman for British Rail in Glasgow.
Housing development in Lunanhead will be restricted, if not completely disallowed, over the next five years.
In the recent Draft Local Plan for the town of Forfar and surrounding district, planners make it clear that factors such as drainage constraint and high quality farmland will put an end to major new developments.
20 years ago
The news that Tayside Health Board is reconsidering its proposals for the complete withdrawl of in-patient maternity services at Forfar has delighted members of Forfar Community Council.
it will be a little time yet before the lorry ban in Forfar’s East Greens car park can be enforced.
Although the Regional Council have taken their decision, they cannot take action until the signposting has been erected.
That was due to take place last week, but Forfar Community Council have been informed that there has been a delay in the availability of some of the equipment.
THE workforce at Glenford Garage in Forfar were thrilled to learn that they had won the company’s top UK award for the fourth year in a row.
The trophy was open to 400 dealers in Britain.