100 years ago
Mr David Charles Guthrie, has died at his residence, East Haddon Hall, Northamptonshire. He was the proprietor of Craigie estate, Dundee. Mr Guthrie, who was 56 years of age, was a son of Mr James Alexander Guthrie, who died in 1873. As proprietor of the Craigie estate, Mr Guthrie had large interests in Dundee. Baxter Park was part of the estate and recently Dundee Town Council decided to feu a large portion of the estate in connection with a municipal housing scheme.
50 years ago
Forfar has made a breakthrough in attracting a new industry to the town. Last night it was announced that W.R. Grace Ltd, a British subsidiary of the American chemical giant W.R. Grace & Co., New York, was establishing a plant in the town for the production of polypropylene monofilaments, used principally for carpet backing. It is the first new industry to have been attracted to the town for almost 20 years and is the second factory for manufacturing polypropylene to come to Forfar.
25 years ago
Stunned employees were told that Dewars whisky bottling plant at Inveralmond in Perth is to close next year with the loss of 300 jobs. United Distillers, which says the move is part of a radical shake-up and investment programme in its whisky production throughout Scotland, has pledged every effort to find jobs elsewhere within the company for those affected. It is phasing out more than 700 jobs all over Scotland by 1995, hopefully through voluntary redundancy and early retirement.
One year ago
A Perth mental health campaigner has accused NHS bosses of “putting a price on life” by withdrawing emergency mental health services for all but six hours per day. Tracy Swan hit out after NHS Tayside announced the crisis response assessment service will transfer to Dundee’s Carseview between 3pm and 9am. NHS Tayside said it is a temporary move, undertaken due to a shortage of junior doctors. Ms Swan believes making patients travel could harm their fragile mental condition.