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Dr L E Luscombe

DR L E LUSCOMBE, RETIRED BISHOP OF BRECHIN AND TEALING SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

It use to be said that to make a village into a community, four buildings were desirable, a church, a school, a shop and a pub but just two of them were essential. Kirkton of Tealing is an exception to that rule. I moved into the Kirkton from Dundee in 1988, and soon discovered a very real sense of community within the larger community of Tealing. No doubt this was why my late wife and I were able to settle easily into rural life.

So much so, in fact, that we acquired a lair in the churchyard. Incidentally there has been a marked improvement in the standard of upkeep of the ground around the church in recent years. This may perhaps be because Angus District Council has more of a feel for this kind of thing in country districts than the city had. I have begun to find that it is a reciprocal feeling, for I now find myself increasingly drawn to Forfar for shopping ­easier (and free!) to park, and not much further away than Dundee.

If only the junction with the dual carriageway were improved!

(Written in Spring 2000)

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