The flag fracas that has engulfed Angus Council may be at an end, after the coalition administration forced through a motion that will see the Merchant Navy's Red Ensign flown in Montrose and Arbroath for one day each year.
Cllr Bill Duff
Angus provost Ronnie Proctor is on a fresh collision course with the SNP's Bill Duff over the Red Duster flag row which has split the county.
The Angus flag flying fracas continued as a former SNP councillor said the situation had left him “disappointed and exasperated” at the “small minded objection” by a party colleague to flying the Merchant Navy flag from the Ballhouse in Montrose.
Proposals to fly the Merchant Navy's Red Ensign in Montrose has led to the unfurling of another Angus flag row.
A suggestion by an Angus councillor to fly the England flag from the council's HQ on Wednesday to mark their progress in the World Cup semi-finals has been branded as ‘daft’ by a nationalist opponent.
Up to 90 new jobs will be created in Montrose with the completion of the retail park on the former whisky distillery site on the towns Brechin Road.
Montrose Councillor Bill Duff has highlighted the need to prioritise spending of the town’s common good fund.
The equipment behind Angus Council’s ACCESS Line is no longer fit for purpose and requires an immediate upgrade councillors have been told.
There were no surprises - but a deluge of opposition dissent - as Angus councillors passed a budget which will see a 3% council tax increase and a £3.723 million savings package brought in to address the authority’s £11m shortfall in 2017/18.