40 years ago
THE FORFAR Dean of Guild Court have given building approval to the Town Council’s old people’s sheltered housing scheme planned for West High Street.
The scheme, which is to cost £135,905, will comprise 32 self-contained flats along with a large communal lounge and a laundry.
ANGUS Marts (Properties) Ltd. are planning a 60-house extension to their private housing estate at Turfbeg.
The Town Council were told at their last meeting that the company intended applying for planning permission for another 60 houses on a site to the west of Turfbeg farm service road.
30 years ago
FORFAR’s chronic sheltered housing problem could be eased slightly in the near future.
Local citizens have formed a company called the Abbeyfield Forfar Society Limited.
The Abbeyfield Society is a well-known organisation in the United Kingdom. Similar to Kirk Care, it provides a home for lonely and elderly members of the community who are not in need of medical care.
A LOCAL farmer has won top prize in a farm building competition, organised by the North of Scotland branch of the Farm Buildings Association.
He is Mr M. Smith, Battledykes Farm, Forfar.
The Association has in fact made two awards this year and Mr Smith shares the title with Mr G. Graham and Sons, Denend Farm, Kinpurnie Estate, Newtyle.
20 years ago
FORFAR photographer Kim Cessford is to take to the skies.
The intrepid cameraman is one of five local men who are taking part in a sponsored parachute jump at Errol.
The money they raise will go towards Childlink Scotland.
A RENOWNED Angus business has moved into Forfar.
Rennie’s, a quality butchers and poulterers, opened at 8 East High Street, Forfar.
The shop is owned and run by father and son Alan and Tom Rennie. For the last 112 years it has been based in the village of Friockheim. The butchery was formerly run by Alan G. Nicoll, who became famous throughout the district for his prime cuts of beef etc.