Forfar celebrated its first visit from an eponymous Earl in more than 300 years on a historic day for the Angus town. Prince Edward received the ancient title of the Earl of Forfar as a 55th birthday present from the Queen in March and locals turned out in force to welcome their royal guest when he and his wife Sophie came to call on Monday. The couple sampled the famous Forfar bridie and received gifts, including a fiddle tune composed in their honour and a specially-designed tartan, on what the Earl said had been a “splendid” welcome to the town.
Royal Marines from 45 Commando in major fast response international military exercise in Baltic Sea region
Six hundred Royal Marines from 45 Commando in Arbroath are amongst 3000 personnel and 17 naval vessels from nine countries taking part in a major military exercise in the Baltic Sea region amid concerns over increased Russian activity.
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Former Angus man Graeme Law now runs the ‘completely wild’ town planning system in the Falkland Islands
Michael Alexander speaks to Angus-raised town planner Graeme Law who is now running the planning operation single-handedly in the Falkland Islands.
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Six months to Brexit: No deal could be ‘catastrophe’ for Scotland’s £100 million soft fruit industry, says Tayside boss
A no deal Brexit could be a “catastrophe” for Scotland’s £100 million soft fruit industry with the worst case scenario being that 90% of the 4500 seasonal workers required to pick the crop in Courier Country next summer could disappear overnight.
Bridges closed, rail services at standstill and roads blocked as Storm Ali rips through Tayside and Fife
Storm Ali, the first named storm of the season, is causing havoc across Scotland.
An Angus-born chief fire officer has quit after an investigation into the sale of a service vehicle.