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Did you know that Montrose has the widest High Street in Scotland? Some of the fine buildings there bear witness to its position at one time as a Hanseatic Port of great significance.

Did you know that Montrose Air Station (now a Heritage Centre) was the first operational military airfield in Britain? The Royal Flying Corps set up the field in 1913 though Leuchars which was used for ballooning before that can boast it is our oldest military aviation facility.

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Ian McKenzie Smith
Joseph Hume
Robert Brown

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If we have to have Tories, good luck to her. She is the best man among them - Barbara Castle
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Battle of Blackheath - 1497, Lister performs the first operation using an antiseptic. - 1867, Robert Calvi Gods Banker found dead - 1982
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