40 years ago
The new zig zag markings, which are designed to make zebra crossings safer, have been introduced to Forfar.
The idea behind them is to make the crossings more visable to approaching drivers and to mark out clearly the areas in which parking is prohibited and crossing for pedestrians is dangerous.
SIX fire tenders from all over Angus were called to Balmashanner Farm on Sunday when fire broke out in a steading.
The building was destroyed along with 70 tons of hay, a quantity of cattle feed and farm machinery, and damage is estimated at several thousand pounds.
SCHOOL leaving age was raised from 15 to 16 meaning that all pupils under the age of 16 on September 1 must stay at school until their 16th birthday.
30 years ago
Forfar was preparing to become a ghost town for a day at least when the date was set for Forfar Athletic’s semi-final Scottish Cup match against Rangers at Hampden.
The last time Forfar had faced the Glasgow giant was in the spring of 1978 when they travelled for their first ever League Cup semi-final.
PLANS were lodged with the local authority to expand the Market Bar in North Street into a disco.
The plans showed that proprietor at the time Mr Welsh wanted to form a stage disco, dance floor, cloakroom and toilets.
Thirty years later the Market Bar is now Club One.
20 years ago
At THE most recent meeting of Glamis and District Community Council it was reported that there was a hole in the fence around the scout hut.
Councillor Andy Thomson agreed to report the matter to Angus District Council.
Forfar Academy were due to play host to an unusual visitor.
An 80-feet tall hot air balloon shaped like a Cadbury’s Cream Egg was due to inflate and fly from the school.
Part of a gruelling four-month tour, the balloon is visiting schools right across the country, giving pupils an understanding of the principles of lighter than air flight.
Forfar’s young unemployed fell slightly last month.
New figures issued by the Tayside Regional Council’s careers service showed that 17 youths were out of work.