40 years ago
The first of the planned amenities for the Lochside development opened on Friday when a special match between four well-known Forfar golfers inaugurated the pitch and putt course.
The course, which cost £1,600, has been under preparation by the town’s Parks Department for over a year.
There were a number of difficulties experienced during the laying-out stage, particularly because of the poor drainage on the made-up ground, but these were eventually ironed out and the result speaks for itself.
30 years ago
British Gas Corporation have been given planning permission by Angus District Council to build a £20 million waste-heat recovery system at the Forestmuir gas compressor station. It will be the first of its kind in Europe.
When built, the system, designed to increase efficiency of gas compression in transmission systems, will be one of only three in the world.
Friockheim’s paddling pool will have immediate temporary repairs carried out by the District Council but there still seems to remain some confusion over its long term prospects and indeed in the handling of larger repairs required.
Estimated costs of repairs have increased to around £1,300 and only £40 was approved for immediate temporary repairs until a final decision on the future of the pool can be taken. At present there is only an agreement to look after the pool until the end of this year.
20 years ago
BARRIE’S Birthplace in Kirriemuir is one of five top tourist attractions in Scotland to be recognised nationally.
The birthplace of the famous playwright is among 31 nationwide winners of the British Tourist Authority’s prestigious Come to Britain awards.
THE sum of £254.86 was raised by a recent Forfar street collection to mark Alexandra Rose Day.
Britain’s oldest flag day helps organisations which care for the aged, the young, the sick and the disabled.
A new housing strategy for Angus was outlined in Forfar recently.
A three-year strategic agreement between Angus District Council and Scottish Homes was signed.