The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

THE ARCHIVES

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100 years ago

About 100 teachers in the city and county of Perth have intimated their willingnes­s to give service during the summer vacation. The result of inquiries was reported by Mr Wm Paterson, convener, to a committee of the Perth branch of the Educationa­l Institute. Work, it was intimated, would be available in clerical work in Recorded and Pay Offices in Perth, in YMCA tents and other works in connection with camps at Scone and Bridge of Earn, and at Perth Station under the Patriotic Committee.

50 years ago

St Andrews District Education Sub-Committee agreed to ask Fife Education Committee to review the charges for further education classes. Provost James Braid, St Monance, pointed out that education represente­d 80% of the county requisitio­n. He felt this was a case where expenditur­e could be cut. “I have no objection to women keeping fit, but people who want these sort of things should be prepared to pay an economic fee. People should pay for keep fit classes and country dancing,” he said.

25 years ago

Scottish fans were last night packing away their kilts and preparing to head home as the team’s World Cup campaign ended in despair, with the Republic of Ireland’s equaliser against Holland driving the final nail into their coffin. Until Niall Quinn’s 71st minute goal against the Dutch, Scotland clung to the slim hope that they could go into a lottery with Austria for the final place in the last 16. However, Andy Roxburgh’s squad missed out on a second round place by the narrowest of margins.

One year ago

A rare medieval crucifix is to be housed at Perth Museum after being found near Loch Leven. The silver jewellery bears an inscriptio­n which experts believe could be a spell to prevent the wearer suffering a violent death. It also shows a standard medieval depiction of Christ on the cross and the rear face is decorated with a large blue glass stone intended to resemble sapphire. To the medieval mind, sapphires were popularly believed to bestow magical attributes on the wearer.

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