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30 years ago

RAMSAY Ladders have secured two substantial orders worth thousands of pounds which will mean job security and even overtime.

The first order came from Britannia Airways for maintenance platforms for Boeing 767 passenger aircraft.

The other order came from Strathclyde Regional Council.

HIGH Street retailer Curry’s opened a brand new branch in Forfar.

It was sited at 22 Castle Street, Forfar.

20 years ago

THE BATTLE to retain maternity services in Forfar has been won.

With the days of the Fyfe-Jamieson Maternity Home numbered it was feared that the area would be left without a maternity service.

However, it has been revealed that Forfar is to pioneer a modified maternity service, most likely at Whitehills.

FORFAR Instrumental Band won first prize in the fourth section at the Scottish championships.

Forfar were Scottish champions in 1954 and remained a force to be reckoned with in the first section for many years afterwards but never improving on third place.

10 years ago

AMBITIOUS plans to create a community theatre initiative in Forfar were given a welcome cash boost recently.

Awards for All, a lottery grant organisation for local groups, has given Forfar Dramatic Society a sum of £2,980 to promote their fascinating new project - Cross Talk.

COPIES of the video made at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Glamis Castle proved a real hit in Forfar and Kirriemuir.

There were only two copies of the video remaining.

ANGUS Council is taking steps to slow down traffic entering the town and improve road safety for school children crossing the Brechin Road.

The council is installing a new mini-roundabout at the junction of the A926/B9128 Zoar junction.

LOCAL youngster Catriona McLean was the winner in a recent poster project run by Tayside Police - and her idea was used to help in the fight against wildlife crime.