February 1985

Ninewells Goes Cosy

City StreetIt took only the first winter after the opening of Dundee's Ninewells Hospital to send the shivers racing. That long passageway between buses, taxis and the main door immediately showed itself so vulnerable to icy winds in an exposed site.For patients leaving the cosy hospital and returning to a winter world, stepping outside the main door was often enough to make then feel like going back in again.

Thankfully the Health Board have now done something about the situation. They've enclosed the passageway for most of its length - a simple enough job of partitions and glazing, which reduced the exposed access to taxis to a few steps and to buses and shelters to a matter of yards.

More Problems for United

Jim McLean will have to make a change in his successful Scottish Cup team for the Premier League meeting with Dumbarton at Tannadice tomorrow (Saturday).

Maurice Malpas, in Jock Stein's pool for the World Cup qualifying ties against Spain next week, misses the game through suspension. This is another blow to the Tangerines who have been badly hit by injuries this season.

Stuart Beedie and Derek Stark are now at the jogging stage of their recovery from injury and the former could be back in action in another week. But Stark still has some way to go before he is ready to return.

Despite the difficulties, the Tangerines shouldn't have much trouble against a Dumbarton team third bottom of the table.

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Issues dated March 2
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Kirkton Bus Changes

Tayside Region Transport Department has made minor changes to bus services in the Kirkton area of Dundee. Buses 18 and 19 no longer use the two stops at the southern end of Derwent Avenue because of the building work at Asda. Instead these buses now terminate at the stop adjoining the store. This halt is now also to be the "timing point" (i.e., the stop indicated on timetables) for eastbound buses 9, 10, 11, 12, 36 and 37. These changes, which are permanent, come into effect on Wednesday this week. Timetables remain unchanged.

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Marmalade Cake

This can be baked in cups, turned out and served with a sweet sauce - Mrs J. Clark, Carmyllie.

Take 8oz self-raising flour, 2oz butter or margarine, a pinch of salt, 3 tablespoons of marmalade, 4oz sugar, I egg and a little milk if needed.

Put the flour and salt in a basin, rub in the butter and add the sugar. Beat the egg, stir in the marmalade and mix all the ingredients. If the marmalade is stiff, a little milk may be required. Bake in a shallow, greased tin for half an hour in a moderate oven.

Perth Tie on Tuesday

Dundee have sorted out their fixture tangle and they will not have to play matches on successive days. The Dark Blues will meet Hearts in the league at Tynecastle on Sunday and their third-round Scottish Cup tie against St. Johnstone is now fixed for Muirton Park on Tuesday.

Although two vital matches in the space of 48 hours is still a tough task it was the best Manager Archie Knox could hope for, in the circumstances.

The tie at Perth should have been played on Monday but the S.F.A. agreed to a switch as Dundee had arranged to meet Hearts on the Sunday to avoid a clash with the rugby international in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Dundee have two players receiving treatment, striker Walker McCall and goalkeeper Tom Carson. Carson, troubles by a strained stomach muscle sustained in the friendly at Ayr, hopes to be available, but McCall has been ruled out.

Powrie Pupils' £110 Cheque

The pupils of Powrie Primary School, in Dundee's Douglas housing estate, had a special visitor this week. Mrs Elisabeth Soutar, chairman of the body scanner appeal committee, looked in on some of the older pupils to explain what the machine can do.

But the reason for Mrs Soutar's visit wasn't just to show off a model of the scanner and introduce the children to Korky the cat, the appeal's mascot. Once her talk had finished, she was presented with a cheque for £110 from the youngsters for the scanner appeal.

The children raised the money by holding a sale in the school a fortnight ago after inviting parents and friends to contribute home baking, books, handicrafts and general bric-a-brac. The pupils of primaries four, five and six had been keen to try their hand at some fund-raising after their Christmas holidays and were unanimous in deciding to give the money to the body scanner appeal.

"Naturally I'm delighted to receive the children's cheque" said Mrs Soutar. "I think it's tremendous that young children like these get involved in fund-raising for the appeal and I'd like to say again how much the committee appreciate gestures like this."