April 1979

Handy Advice

City SquareDrivers should know that failure to stop after an accident can lead to a fine of up to £100, endorsement of the driving licence and possible disqualification. This doesn't only apply to accidents involving other persons. It includes damage to any vehicle and certain animals. Among them, horses, sheep and dogs, and any property forming part of the land in which the road is situated.

After such an accident a driver must stop, give name, address and identification marks to anyone who has reasonable grounds for requiring them. If this isn't practicable the accident must be reported to the police within 24 hours.

Swallow Hotel

The Swallow Hotel, formerly the Greystane House, at Invergowrie, was officially opened by Lord Provost Harry Vaughan. Since it was taken over by Swallow Hotels, who own 35 hotels in the UK, £750,000 has been spent on it.

Shopping in the Overgate Centre

It's some time now since the Murraygate and Wellgate took over as the main centre of shopping in Dundee. It was feared that shops in the Overgate Centre would suffer as a result, but it now seems, in part at least, that this isn't the case. Shops at the eastern end of the Overgate have been undergoing an extensive refit. Kendals, Harry Fenton's, Salisburys and Collingwoods, all part of the Combined English Stores group, have been having their premises refitted. "C & A are also extending their premises so it doesn't look like they're suffering too badly", said Mr Gwyn Rees, Manager of Collingwoods, the jewellers. I have every confidence in the Overgate, at least in this end of the centre.

Majorca Here We Come!

Six pupils of Linlathen High School won a weeks holiday in Majorca in June for their success in winning a computer competition game open to all Scottish schools. The competitors had to imagine themselves as holiday tour operators. The Linlathen pupils, who beat 140 other schools were Gordon Marshall (17), Alan Masson (17), Brian Irvine (17) and Elaine Urquhart (16), Norma Ross (17) and Shona Moir (17).

Sounds to Capture every Mood on Record and Tape

And they're all at Broughty Ferry's own record shop
Cathie McCabe, 65 Gray Street
where personal attention is guaranteed.
Full range of picture sleeve and coloured vinyl, 12" and 7" 45s on display.
"Life is nothing without music".


Home-made ice-cream now on sale at
The Washington, Union Street, Dundee

Jobless Figure

The Dundee jobless figure this month is 8,327, 140 down on March.

Super Topping

For a delicious topping on ice-cream or meringues, melt chocolate peppermint creams at a low heat in the oven. When melted, stir well and pour over.

An Album or Two

Squeeze - Cool for Cats
Godley & Creme - Music from Consequences
Lynsey De Paul - Tigers & Fireflies
Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Dyan Diamond - In the Dark

What's On TV


6.40 pm Coast to Coast
7.15 pm My Son, My Son
8.10 pm Play of the Month
9.30 pm International Show Jumping

5.45 pm Worzel Gummidge
6.15 pm News
6.30 pm Jesus of Nazareth
8.15 pm Thomas and Sarah