We take a look at what was making the headlines locally on this week in 1987 and 2007.
30 years ago: A 27-year-old Forfar darts enthusiast was successful in his bid for a new world dart-throwing record on Sunday. Colin Roebuck, Glenmoy Terrace, was confident in capturing the 10-hour solo darts marathon world record, and he did just that with some spectacular throwing in the Forfar Branch headquarters of the Royal British Legion Scotland. The world record was held by a Kent man who amassed 210,555 in 10 hours. Colin felt sure he could beat that total by at least 10,000 so it was little wonder he was ‘over the moon’ when he found he had scored a massive 234,069.
10 years ago: A long-established Forfar business has changed hands, with the loss of two jobs. Tayside Windows, which operated out of the former Haugh Works in South Street for many years before moving to Orchardbank last year, has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a Dundee company. At the time of going to press it was confirmed that the Tayside Windows division of the parent company of AC Yule had been sold off to enable the company to move away from the domestic market. Brian Ross, operations manager at the Forfar division, stressed windows would still be manufactured in Forfar.