Down Memory Lane in Forfar and Kirrie

One from the files from 2007 - having fun in the sandpit at the Mothergoose Playgroup at St Margaret's Hall, Lunanhead are, from left, Bryce Craik, Kirsty McLaren, Kai McIntosh, Andrew Jones, Mark Ward and Rory Ironside.
One from the files from 2007 - having fun in the sandpit at the Mothergoose Playgroup at St Margaret's Hall, Lunanhead are, from left, Bryce Craik, Kirsty McLaren, Kai McIntosh, Andrew Jones, Mark Ward and Rory Ironside.

We take a look at what was making the headlines locally on this week in 1987 and 2007:

30 years ago

Moves are afoot to form a Forfar Association of Voluntary Organisations. The suggestion was first mooted at the November meeting of the Forfar Council of Churches and at a subsequent fraternal meeting of Forfar clergy. It was felt the object of the body might be to provide a forum for the voluntary organisations in the town and an exchange of information concerning their work and future plans; to sponsor a Volunteer Bureau which would involve the unemployed for which funding would be available; to provide a more effective bridge between the statutory and voluntary bodies whose common aim is the welfare of Forfar folk and who are complimentary; and to hold monthly meetings at lunch times to enable workers to meet informally, conduct business and hear speakers of mutual interest.

10 years ago

A Forfar Athletic side, once again ravaged by illness and injury, dug deep to secure an excellent away point in the new year derby encounter at Brechin City. On a glue-pot of a pitch, the Loons scored early bird and last gasp spot-goals to spoil City’s hopes of a maximum points haul from their three festive fixtures. The hero of the hour was Darren Gribben who shook off the effects of a bug to take his goals tally to seven in four outings - and pull Forfar back to within nine points of the second-bottom side in the division, now Peterhead.