In this week’s editions...

In this week’s Dispatch and Herald, Forfar war veteran Jack Macdonald is decorated by the Russian Government for his service in the Second World War, and a heart-warming documentary about Kirrie couple Alisoun and Sandy Grant wins a Bafta.

There are also tributes to Royal Marine Luke Ireland who died while running in the Angus hills and joy as a community allotment scheme in Kirrie clears its final hurdle; youth theatre group Rising Youngstars is also celebrating after winning a major competition.

Mr Macdonald with Consul General Andrey Pritsepov (left), family and well-wishers.

Mr Macdonald with Consul General Andrey Pritsepov (left), family and well-wishers.

In addition, we have our usual round-up of local entertainments and sporting news. See this week’s papers for more.