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May 1988

Dundee Drawing the Crowds

The people of Dundee not only want tourists to discover the city but want to be more aware of its heritage themselves – if attendances at local museums and art galleries are anything to go on.

Not only is the number of people visiting the Discovery well up, but attendance at other museums and galleries around Dundee has jumped as well. Read more......

April 1988

Dundee’s Laser Spectacular Turns our a Damp Squib

Crowds filled the beaches on both sides of the Tay, hundreds lined the Kingsway and eager family’s clambers over Balgay Hill in anticipation of the weekend’s much-publicised laser show on the Law, Dundee.

But the event nosed-dived well off beam and the organisers have already apologised to the thousands who were left asking, “Is that it?” Read more......

March 1988

Dundee’s Day of Disaster

Yesterday’s rejection of Dundee by Ford was a sad day for Scotland and a complete disaster for the city.

Last night a choir of voices was raised. Suddenly there was nothing councillors would not do to bring Ford to Dundee. Unions urged and local M.P.s were bitterly disappointed. Read more......

February 1988

Floodlit Law Next Winter

Dundee Law is to be floodlit from next winter to provide a spectacular city skyline feature. Floodlighting will continue for at least five years.

When the district planning and development committee approved the arrangements last night, Mr Charles Bowman, convener, said he thought it would be an excellent thing which would pick out well one of the city’s prominent landmarks. Read more......

January 1988

Station Site Looks Set to be Location for New Ice Rink

A new custom-built ice rink complex on a site north of Dundee Station now looks to be a very real possibility.

Talks between the board of Dundee Angus Ice Rink plc and the Dundee Project partners, particularly the Scottish Development agency, the owners of the land involved, have been taking place about just such a development.

Although the negotiations are said to be at a relatively early stage, both side appear keen to reach an agreement. Read more......

December 1987

Prediction of Jobs and Renewal for Dundee

Dundonians can look forward to many hundred of already agreed new jobs in 1988 and several more in the pipeline.

The confident projections of increased business activity in the city in the coming year are contained in a New Year’s message from Mr Grahame McKee, the Head of the Dundee Project. Read more......

November 1987

Fire-damaged School - Out of Use for Months

Blackness Primary School Dundee, which was severely damaged by fire early yesterday morning, is expected to be closed for the remainder of the school year.

The cost of repairs was put at between £150,000 and £200,000 by Tayside Regional Council in preliminary estimates late yesterday. Read more......

October 1987

Dark Blues’ Dedication Cannot Be Faulted

By The Sports Editor
Manager Jocky Scott isn’t happy about taking a point off Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday – he wanted two. That said, however, he does concede that having already taken twice as many points (two) off the Dons in two games this season as Dundee did in four last term gives him a degree of satisfaction. Read more......

September 1987

Fury Over Dens Park Lock Out

Irate fans who found gates at the Dundee v. Dundee United Skol Cup quarter final tie at Dens Park firmly closed in their faces 10 minutes before kick-off last night contacted the “Courier” to complain. Read more......

August 1987

Cook Steps Up Bid to Control Dundee F.C.

Dens ParkShareholder Angus Cook last night stepped up his bid to gain control of Dundee Football Club. The millionaire property developer has purchased a further 20,000 ordinary voting shares, thus increasing his holding to 70,000 voting shares or 37.8% of the club’s issued share capital. Read more......