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)