40 years ago
Mr J. Ramsay Bell failed in his second bid for a seat on the Town Council, on Tuesday, after one of the smallest polls the town has had for many years.
Mr Bell polled 835 votes - 90 less than the lowest successful candidate, Councillor Neil Macfarlane, who had 925.
Top of the poll was ex-Bailie T. Scotland, who, with 1,439, was almost 400 ahead of the runner-up, ex-Bailie W. Harris, who polled 1066.
This was ex-Dead of Guild D. T. Adam with 968 and fourth was the other newcomer, Mr David Hay, with 926.
30 years ago
Retired Letham man, Mr Jim Cosgrove, who raised almost £2,000 last summer, with a sponsored 100-mile walk along the West-Highland Way, is at it again.
Mr Cosgrove, who spent 58 years in the hairdressing business before retiring last June, will be taking part in a 174-mile trek across Scotland.
The walk has been dubbed the ‘Ultimate Challenge Walk of 1982’ and was initially organised by the Scottish Epilepsy Association. Participants leave from Oban and finish on the East coast between Arbroth and Aberdeen.
20 years ago
Letham villagers are to press for more facilities.
A public meeting has been arranged to allow locals to air their concerns.
Villagers are worried that housing and services are not expanding hand in hand.
Angus District Council’s plan to curb dog fouling in the Forfar and Kirriemuir area is off and running.
Red dog waste boxes and control signs have been erected in public spaces throughout the area, and hopefully they will be used.
A recent house-to-house collection organised in the Forfar-Kirriemuir area raised £1480.59 for the children of Barnardos.
Organiser Wynne Yeaman thanked everyone who contributed to such a super total.
Glamis Castle’s popularity reached new heights last month.
It experienced its busiest April fortnight since opening 30 years ago.
Over 5,780 visitors from around the world took a tour.