Help us celebrate our bicentenary

THE MONTROSE Review will celebrate its bicentenary in the New Year and to mark this major milestone in the life of the newspaper, we are asking for our readers' help.

From Waterloo to both world wars, the Review has been at the centre of the community and reporting events at home and further afield for almost 200 years, and is proud of its place as the second oldest weekly newspaper in Scotland.

First published on January 11, 1811, the Review began as a local source of national and international news and over the years has focused more and more on local and county-wide affairs.

We will be producing a special supplement which will be published on the Review's anniversary in January and we want to hear from you with your recollections and photographs of significant events in the area over the years.

Whether it be the celebration of larger events such as the end of the Second World War, the Coronation, the first moon landing, the Queen's Silver Jubilee or purely local events such as the crowning of the Rose Queen or school prize-givings we want to include them.

Pictures with names, addresses and contact telephone numbers, can be submitted to the Review office at 63 Murray Street or emailed to up to noon on December 24 and we'd also be delighted to hear your stories and memories which accompany them.

The bicentenary edition is your chance to celebrate both a local institution and the vibrant commercial and social life of Montrose and district which the Review is proud to reflect.