The generosity of people of Forfar and Kirriemuir in supporting a new air ambulance was outlined to members of Forfar Community Council.
Police Scotland is urging drivers to take the utmost care on the roads as heavy rain, hailstones and thunderstorms are set to sweep across Tayside this afternoon and into the evening.
Angus is now home to more than 12,800 BT wi-fi hotspots, joining the list of 464,700 hotspots that exist in Scotland alone.
Staff and pupils of Forfar Academy pulled out all the stops on Sunday to host a major fund-raising event at Murton Farm.
Angus Council and the Muir Group have announced the latest investment at Orchardbank which is the main business park in Forfar.
Kirriemuir Library is moving to a temporary new home while the premises undergo a facelift.
Kinnettles Castle near Forfar is partnering with Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce to host a free business breakfast on Thursday, May 30.
Local children have the chance to win an author visit for their school by taking part in the country’s biggest book swap. Just hold your swap shop at school by the end of summer to be in with a chance of winning.
A Forfar man has been recognised for his bravery in defusing a dangerous incident involving an armed prisoner at Perth Prison.
This week’s special offer at North Street Chip Shop - buy one fish supper, get one free, is for one day only - Monday, May 20.
Police officers in Kirriemuir are continuing to actively address the issues caused by boy racers and their anti-social driving in the town.
The Plough Inn, Forfar, is holding a night of music and dance to raise cash for Mountains Animal Sanctuary, which looks after donkeys and horses that have been mistreated, abused or abandoned.
There was no jackpot winner in this week’s Loons Lottery.
The growing legions of local ‘silver surfers’ are being warned to be vigilant about online scams.
Following their success at the recent SCDA festival, members of Forfar Dramatic Society turn their attention to their final production of the season when they present Charles Dicken’s classic, David Copperfield, in Club One next week.
ANGUS locals are being challenged to abseil 165 feet to raise for Action for Children Scotland.
FIVE new homes developed by Angus Council in Inveraldie, the first for 40 years, were formally opened on Friday.
A SPECIAL free event is being held in Kirriemuir on the morning of Saturday, May 18, to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes – a condition that can strike suddenly and without warning and, if left untreated, can have devastating consequences.
THIS autumn a brand new ‘Xtreme Duathlon’ event will take place at Glen Clova.
THE GUEST speaker at Wednesday’s meeting of the Kirriemuir Probus Club was the Rev Mike Fucella, who is currently doing a year of familiarisation with West Angus Area Ministry before taking on a charge of his own.
ONE OF Britain’s best loved and most important poets and performers is set to perform at the Gardyne Theatre on Sunday, May 19, at 7.30 p.m.
IN 1959, Buddy Holly began a string of dates in the American Mid-West.
FOLLOWING two previous sell-out tours of the UK and the release of his debut stand-up DVD, Reginald D Hunter Live, the man himself will perform at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Tuesday, May 14, at 8 p.m.
SCHOOL PUPILS in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas are being urged to showcase their artistic talents to the world by creating Games-inspired artwork for the Athletes’ Village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
A FLAGSHIP centre designed to be used by the community for the community was officially opened in Forfar on Friday.
Angus MP Mike Weir has commented on Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech stating that, in his opinion, it holds “little cheer for Angus”.
NIGEL Don, MSP for Angus North, has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess, that landlords will have a legal duty to provide the Tenant Information Pack (TIP) to new tenants.
A LOCAL architect’s plans to brighten up the Kirriemuir junction by the A90 are gathering pace.
At THE end of June this year, Eilidh Durston, a senior pupil from Webster’s High School, will head off on a new adventure to take part in a volunteering project in Ghana.
Following auditions on Sunday for a dog with star quality for Rising Youngstars’ forthcoming production of ‘Annie, The Musical’, a West Highland Terrier from Dundee has been chosen to play the part.
THE ANGUS Credit Union Ltd. will be holding a meet-up on Monday, May 13 at St. Margaret’s Church Hall in Forfar.
Officers in Forfar are investigating vandalism to the old house building within the Scottish Water complex at Orchardbank Industrial Estate.
KIND-HEARTED students who attend Angus College’s Forfar centre have handed over £1,000 to the town’s Recreational Club for the Disabled, giving the club a much needed boost.
Police Scotland officers are investigating the theft of white Coachman 520/4 AMARA caravan from Eassie in Forfar.
GRAEME DEY, MSP for Angus South, is concerned that his constituents are subsidising flood insurance on properties elsewhere in the UK.
Police Scotland Tayside Division are urging farmers and those in rural communities to be vigilant over fuel theft.
THE CHAIRMAN of The Friends of Forfar Botanists could not contain her enthusiasm on Wednesday as the diggers moved in to clear the site for a fitting tribute to the work of five pioneering botanists who hail from the town.
THE DEVELOPERS behind plans to provide around 300 new homes on a site allocated for housing at Turfbeg are hoping for a good turnout from local people at two public consultation events in the Reid Hall this week.
THE ANGUS Folk Museum in Glamis has been closed until further notice as a precautionary measure.
THE COUNTDOWN is on for the new-look Forfar Dispatch and Kirriemuir Herald, which will hit the newsagents next Wednesday.
A FORFAR-BASED windfarm protest group has reached a milestone as 100 people have pledged to support its cause.
ANGUS MP Mike Weir attended a Ministerial Round Table on the problems facing off gas grid energy consumers last week.
STAFF and pupils at Forfar Academy are all set to pay tribute to former pupil Laura Forbes with the second Laura’s Fun Day at Murton Farm this Sunday.
A DEDICATED community councillor is planning to stage a community clean up in the Maryton area of Kirriemuir.
GREEN-FINGERED pupils at Strathmore Primary School are doing their bit to bring some colour into Forfar.
A WELL established Forfar employer has been given the go-ahead to build a pipeline to its main factory.
ANGUS Folk are delighted to welcome Ali Burns as a guest tutor for a full-day singing workshop on Saturday, June 1, at St Margaret’s Hall, Forfar.
So, YOU have a property you want to let out to generate a bit of cash for yourself.
Over the Easter holidays Hannam’s barbers, of East High Street, Forfar, held a competition for primary school boys who were having their hair cut.
The BUYER who snaps up the final one bedroom apartment at McCarthy and Stone’s Strathmore Court in Forfar will trigger a one-off £500 charitable donation to Guide Dogs for the Blind – in a move that seals the developments’ relationship with this amazing local charity.
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Weather for Kirriemuir
Monday 20 May 2013
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