Bygone News - All News

March 1984

McAlpine the Hero

Blackness LibraryCan Dundee United follow in the footsteps of Hibs, Rangers, Dundee and Celtic, become the fifth Scottish club to reach the semi-finals of the European Cup?

If they do, a special medal must go to Hamish McAlpine. The 34-year old keeper, who made his Euro debut away back in 1970, defied Rapid Vienna in midweek. Read more......

February 1984

Dundee Bank to Close

OvergateThe Murraygate, Dundee, branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, is to merge with the High Street branch. Trading at 53, Murraygate will cease on February 24, with all businesses previously handled there being transferred to High Street. Read more......

January 1984

Dundee Store to Axe 26 Jobs

McGill Brothers, Ltd., the Dundee retail company, are to make 26 people redundant Angus Hotelas part of a rationalisation of their credit facilities. In a statement yesterday the directors of the company said a new credit system is to be introduced very soon. Read more......

December 1983

Step Right into the Victorian Past!

HilltownDundee has this week uncovered one of its hidden assets - the proper entrance to its Central Museum at Albert Square. Generations of citizens have grown up believing that the only way into the Albert Institute was via that door on the south side. Read more......

November 1983

The Magic of Milne

Dundee MultisBrilliant Dundee United sailed into the last eight of Europe’s top football competition on Wednesday night – thanks to a wee bit of magic from a local hero. Read more......

October 1983

Should Dundee Have a Textile Museum?

MurraygateIn a city once famous for textile production, Dundee historians are concerned by the lack of public recognition of what was its most notable industry.

“What we need is a textile museum,” suggests one city history teacher.
“There are no such museums anymore in Scotland and it would be appropriate as Dundee was the textile centre of Scotland. Read more......

September 1983

World Champs in Dundee

MurraygateIts not often that Dundee gets the chance to play host to a bevy of world and sporting champions - but that is exactly what will happen next week. Wrestlers Rollerball Rocco, Johnny Saint, Ian Law and Jim Breaks-all well known television names, will take to the ring on Tuesday evening in the Caird Hall in a series of spectacular double championship bouts. Read more......

August 1983

Poor Response to Police Plea on Whitfield Stabbing

OvergateOnce again, the response from the people of Whitfield, Dundee, to police appeals for information concerning the stabbing of a 7 year old girl has been disappointing. Police repeated their appeals for help for a third consecutive day, following the incident which happened at about 1.30pm on Friday in the pedestrian tunnel at Whitfield Drive near Whitfield Church. Read more......

July 1983

Mecca Buy Dundee Night Club

OvergateThe Barracuda night spot in Dundee has been bought by Mecca Leisure Ltd., who own two other entertainment complexes in the city. London-based Mecca said yesterday that adding the Barracuda to their present properties, Green's Playhouse and Tiffany's, is an expression of faith in Dundee and its future. Read more......

June 1983

Dundee Under Fire as 'Heroin Pusher's Dream'

City SquareA Dundee health visitor last night spoke out against the "alarming increase" in heroin addiction in Dundee are claimed the drug was being make readily available in schools. Read more......