Family history

MORE details are emerging of the 23rd annual conference and fair of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies.

The event will take place in the Bonar Halls at the University of Dundee on Saturday, April 21.

Delegates from all over Scotland are expected to attend the conference, organised jointly by the Tay Valley Family History Society and the Fife Family History Society. It will run from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Booking forms are available from the Tay Valley Family History Society, 179-181 Princess Street, Dundee, DD4 6DQ, or on 01382 461845. Tickets are £12.

Kick the habit

ANGUS MP Mike Weir is encouraging thousands of smokers to ‘take the leap’ and stop smoking this month on No Smoking Day.

This year smokers are being asked carry out the campaign slogan ‘take the leap’ from February 29, leap year day, and get ready to quit on No Smoking Day itself – Wednesday, March 14.

Mr Weir said: “Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to boost your health and the money in your pocket.

“Quitting can be hard, but there is lots of support available and you can do it in the knowledge that you’ll be one of thousands of others trying to do the same thing.” 

One in five UK adults smoke, including 25 per cent of people in Scotland, the highest percentage in Great Britain.

But UK figures show two thirds want to quit.