Down memory lane

40 years ago

A £5 million building programme for the next three years was approved by Angus Education Committee. Among the projects to be undertaken are two major extensions to Forfar schools.

£380,000 is to be spent at the Academy and £154,000 at the West School.

THE first major event in the Christian Aid Week campaign took place on Saturday, when 140 youngsters took part in a 10-mile sponsored walk to Glamis and back.

The walk began at The Myre where Provost Mrs Thorpe gave the youngsters a few words of encouragement before they set off. The event raised about £480.

FORFAR and District Education Committee have decided on the new names to be given to Forfar West and South Schools. Forfar West will be styled “Langlands Primary School” and the south as “Kirkriggs Primary School”.

30 years ago

A new factory opened the doors for the first time last week in Friockheim and will hopefully bring more jobs to the village.

S. G. Baker (Leith) Ltd. have opened their newest factory in Union Street, Friockheim, in the former premises of James Mackintosh Ltd.

The Rev. Canon C. B. R. Preston-Thomas, rector at St John’s Episcopal Church for the past ten years, is moving on to a new charge at Pitlochry.

20 years ago

TANNADICE School Board has expressed relief that the threatened closure of a neighbouring school was just rumour.

The board members were worried that Careston School was to be axed. The Tannadice Board had told Tayside North M.P. Bill Walker of the important role which such schools play in rural communities. The M.P., however, was able to confirm that the closure stories were nonsense.

Councillor Brian Milne has been unanimously re-elected as Provost of Angus. Councillor George Suttie, Forfar, was re-elected depute-provost.

AT the Chelsea Flower Show, a white-shrub-type rose called Glamis Castle was launched at a gathering attended by, amongst others, the Countess of Strathmore, Scottish Tourist Board chairman Ian Grant and Mr David Austin, Wolverhampton, whose firm bred the rose.