The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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