If you think the recent cold snap has been bad, it is as nothing compared to the scenes in Courier Country 35 years ago.
It was a fire that indelibly marked the public's memory as it gutted an Angus landmark 30 years ago.
The first solo flight of a Montrose aviator ended in tragedy. John Morison (as his grave spells his surname) was 19, not 21, when he passed away on October 13. He is buried in Sleepyhillock cemetery.
Waldon Road in Montrose runs between North Esk Road and the town's former air base.
Today’s Courier of 1916 featured another forgotten display of heroics. Arbroath FC player David Fyffe remained at his post, despite it being targetted by a sniper. He was eventually hit and later died of his wounds.
At a remote point near Carnoustie, the remains of an “old” man were washed up. While it was guessed that he was in his 60s, locals were unable to identify him further. This led to The Courier printing a detailed description of his clothing in a bid to identify him.