February 1986

Misty's Lounge

ShopsWide selection of Beers and Spirits
Disco every Friday and Saturday
Dancing every evening
Live entertainment Tuesday and Sunday evenings
28 Albert Street, Dundee.

Newcomer Adds to the Flavour at Dens

Dundee play host to Celtic on Saturday in a fixture which always attracts one of the biggest crowds of the season to Dens Park. But there is an even bigger interest this time. The Dark Blues will parade their £65,000 signing Vince Mennie. Son of an Aberdonian soldier, Mennie has been playing in the West German Bundesliga with F.C. Cologne. The 21 year old operated in midfield but he prefers a striking role and that is where he is likely to play against Celtic.

With Dundee chasing a place in Europe, their visitors still in the title race, plus the appearance of Mennie, Dens could be the place for excitement.

Business Notices

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Chimney Sweep
Pots, Cowls Fitted and Repaired
26b, Lewis Terrace
Telephone 0381 44889

Hot Creamy Sweetcorn Potatoes

450g/ 1lb peeled potatoes, sliced thinly
300g/ 12oz can of sweetcorn
140ml/ ¼  pint sour cream
140ml/ ¼  pint milk
1 leek, sliced,
25g/ 1oz packet pickled onion crisps

Butter an overproof dish, layer potatoes with corn and leeks. Mix together sour cream and milk, season well. Pour over the potatoes. Sprinkle the crisps over the top. Bake for 1 hour at 190c/375f/no.5 until the potatoes are cooked and the top is brown. Serves 4.

New Move for Branch Library

Dundee District cultural services and leisure and recreational committees decided last night the Camperdown branch library at present housed in a double shop at Craigmount Road, Charleston, should move to the new Lynch Sports Centre which is to open next week at the other end of the housing area.

The Tory amendment in both committees was that the proposal be referred to the full district council. Lord Provost Tom Mitchell, who represents Gourdie ward said he knew what the people of Charleston area required, and he though the move would be a tremendous advantage to the vast majority of people in the area.

He was supported by Mr Michael Duff, leisure and recreation convener, who said the new centre should not be looked on just as a sports facility.

Mrs Catherine Murray, who moved referral, said a report spoke of difficulty for old people reaching the centre. Obviously the new building was not intended as a sports centre and library and she wondered what had been left out of the centre to accommodate a library.

The cultural services committee approved the move by 19-7.

In the leisure and recreation committee, Mr Neil Powrie said the Tories were not condemning the idea, but the committee appeared to be rushing into the change.

Had the idea mooted some time ago, the centre could have been properly adapted. Elderly people would have to cross South Road.

Mr Duff said the additional facility would not curtail anything and would be in the activities and leisure area. It was hoped there would be a crossing near the centre.

The committee approved the proposal 19-6.

Last month it was agreed £581 be spent repainting the present library and last night it was agreed this money be spent to purchase library furniture for the sports centre.


Castle Street, Dundee
Saturday-------Some Bad Shirts

Open until midnight.

Broughty Shop Up For Sale

Solina Sports, Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, the sports equipment shop owned by Mrs Alison Barnett is up for sale. Mrs Barnett has decided to retire after six years in the business.

Nuclear Zone for Library

A "Nuclear" section had been created in Dundee central lending library. There is a high demand for books in the section which opened three weeks ago, explained Dundee District Councillor Iain Luke last night. He was responsible for setting up the nuclear-free zones poster exhibition in the library last month. The exhibition was sponsored by the council and other groups to mark the opening of United Nations Year of Peace. It was one of the most successful exhibitions staged in the library said Mr Luke.

Part of the exhibition is now on a tour of the larger branch libraries in the city. It is a t present at Blackness branch and will go next to Menzieshill.

Downfield Musical Society

"Charlie Girl"
Whitehall Theatre
March 17 to 22, 1986
Nightly at 7.30pm
Seats £3, £2.50, £2.
Reductions for senior citizens and juveniles.

Tayside Opera

Whitehall Theatre
November 4-8 1986.