100 years ago
Dundee Corporation’s telephone account will be very substantially reduced if the recommendation of the Special Committee appointed to deal with the question raised by Treasurer JC Robertson is adopted. The committee met under the chairmanship of Mr AB Crichton and resolved that the Corporation should discontinue the practice of providing telephones for magistrates and conveners at their houses and business premises. An exemption was granted for some officials.
50 years ago
Another three of Perthshire’s small schools are threatened with permanent closure. They are at Kinfauns, Monzie and Kinglands. The first two are already closed on a temporary basis, but Kinglands is continuing with seven pupils on the roll. The Perthshire and Kinross education committee have said that unless there is an appreciable increase in the number of pupils at Kinglands, the school should be closed on the retiral of the head teacher in about two years time.
25 years ago
Serb forces entered the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica last night. The town, one of the last Muslim-held enclaves in Bosnia, has been besieged by the Serbs for months. There was no immediate confirmation of the report from the French foreign ministry in Paris and the ministry did not say what it was based on. A United Nations Protection Force report said that Srebrenica’s defenders had offered to surrender the town if wounded soldiers and civilians were evacuated.
One year ago
A successful scientific test has given fresh hope there is a way to save the Montrose coastline from eroding into the sea. The sediment tracking study, conducted over a year, has given positive results in the bid to halt erosion. It is estimated that the North Sea has crept 70 metres towards Montrose in the last 30 years, leading to a hole on the world-famous links golf course being lost. However, the study found that sediment dumped to the east of the first tee settled on the beach and remained there.