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January 1985

Sports Clinic Opening

WellgateThe Sports Injury Clinic within the Dundee Leisure Centre will be officially opened on Monday, January 28. This new facility for sportsmen and women will be manned by specialists, including Doctors and Physiotherapists. Read more......

December 1984

Making Tracks to the Museum

Central BarChildren from all over Dundee have been enjoying the facilities of a new workshop within the city's Central Museum.

It was originally set up for a trial period of just two weeks but has proved such a success amongst the pupils that it looks set to become a permanent feature during the spring term. Read more......

November 1984

48-Hour-Old Club Member

OvergateThe next event for the members of the Dark Blues Junior Club is a football forum, which is being held in the Dundee F.C. Social Club, Thistle Street, on Monday.

Following the outstanding success of the recent open day at Dens, Dundee director Andrew Marshall, who takes great interest in the junior club, is certain the latest event will prove a winner. Read more......

October 1984

Tayside Scanner Appeal

Angus HotelWith the appeal for Tayside's whole body scanner now well and truly launched, there's even more opportunity to get together with a few friends and raise some cash for this most worthy cause. Read more......

September 1984

Walter's Step-up

Boots CornerDundee United Assistant Manager Walter Smith has got his reward for his outstanding work with the Scottish youth squad. He has been appointed to the Scotland under-21 side and starts his new job on Tuesday when the young Scots meet West Germany in a friendly at Easter Road. Read more......

August 1984

Snakes Alive

Street SceneErrol bus driver Chris Wright carried one of his oddest passengers this week - and the traveller didn't even pay a fare.

Chris (39), who drives for Stagecoach in Perth, had just parked in Edinburgh after the journey from London when he discovered the stowaway in the luggage compartment - a 3foot-long North American water snake. Read more......

July 1984

Light Relief for Strikers

MacAlpine RoadAround 50 striking miners were in Dundee on Saturday to take part in a five-a-side football competition organised by the Dundee Miners' Relief Committee. Afterwards the miners were treated to an evening of traditional entertainment by their hosts. Their children enjoyed a barbecue at Templeton Woods, Dundee and an outing to Camperdown Park. Read more......

June 1984

Another Dens Newcomer

HilltownArchie Knox made it a hat-trick of signings in the space of eight days when he paid out between £40,000 and £50,000 yesterday to bring Ayr United midfielder Robert Connor to Dens Park. Dundee's latest signing has been seven years with the Somerser Park Club, joining them from Ayr United Boys' Club when he was only 16. Read more......

May 1984

Cauld Peh is Cold Comfort

OvergateWho would have thought that Nigel Lawson would strike a body-blow at the age-old Dundee tradition of a hot peh?

But that is exactly what the Chancellor has done in decreeing that Value Added Tax be added to all hot take-away food. For generations of Dundonians, the hot pie has been a mainstay of their diet. Read more......

April 1984

Scanner - Latest

MurraygateMonday first could mark a significant step forward in the move to give Dundee a whole-body scanner. In City Chambers, at 7.30 p.m., District Councillor William P. Roberts is calling together all those interested in the setting up of a scanner public appeal fund. Read more......