June 1981

Seaside Break

City SquareScarborough (near Peasholme Park) - Bed, breakfast, evening dinner, £6 per person, children under 12 £4.50. Hot and cold in all rooms. Phone 0723 60794.

The Good Life

The Every Popular...
Nurses Night
9pm - 1am
Monday's the Night
The Good Life....Barracuda           
Marketgait, Dundee. Telephone 27373/4.

Cairds Reform Street Store - Part Closure?

There is growing speculation that part of the A. Caird and Sons Ltd., department store in Reform Street, Dundee, is to close down.

It is understood staff have already been informed. Nearly 90 staff are employed at the Reform Street premises on either a full-time or part-time basis. It is not known what effect closure of part of the store will have on the total number of employees.

A management spokesman today declined to comment. A statement will be made later this week or next week.

The Reform Street store is the HQ of the Cairds chain . The company also has the Sports Locker in the Overgate, and the other stores in Broughty Ferry, Perth, St. Andrews, Elgin, Inverness, Oban, and until the end of this month Troon.

Shorthand Typist

Tayside Health (Administrative & Clerical).
Dundee District - Dundee Royal Infirmary, Shorthand Typist, Orthopaedic Department.
All applications are invited from suitably qualified persons (male/female) for the above vacancy. Duties of the post include typing all in-patient/out-patient correspondence and various othe secretarial function.

Salary scale at age 16 is £2389 per annum, rising by annual increments to £3791 per annum. Applicants aged 21 or over commence at £3303 per annum. Additional allowances may be given for certain recognised shorthand/typing qualifications. NHS terms and conditions of service apply.

Application form and job description available from:
The Personnel Department, Dundee Royal Infirmary, Barrack Road, Dundee DD1 9ND, Tel 23125 (Ext 121). Closing date for return of completed applications is Wednesday, June 10, 1981

Go Walkabout In Dundee

Today see's the start of Dundee District Council's walk about "81" series.It consists of eight conducted tours organised by staff at the Central Museum. The tours last throughout the summer and include trips to the recently restored Mains Castle, the old Lochee railway and Magdalen Green where the visitors will be briefed on a section of Dundee's natural history.

Today's walk entitled "old and new Dundee" takes in the town centre, the Wellgate and the Hilltown. This central tour aims to contrast the new Wellgate Cente development with surviving Victorian architecture.

Participants will also be given the chance to see round the Church of the Nine Trades and the Glassite Church at the bottom of King Street.

The council stress there is no charge for these tours but advise you come along kitted out with strong footwear and reliable waterproofs.

Film Times

ABC, cinemas 1 and 2, Dundee
The Exterminator (X) Matinee 1.45pm and 4.20pm, Evening 7.45pm.
Private Benjamin (AA) Matinee 1.45pm and 4.20pm, Evening 7.30pm.
AA - Over 14 only.

Special Offer

Unipart Oil - £3.49 for 5 litres
Plus half-price oil filter
Offer ends - June 30th
St Roques, Automobile Company Limited, Ward Road, Dundee.
Telephone 27544/5/6.

Burma Star Asssociation

Burma Star Asssociation - Registered under war charities act (1940).
Dundee and District Branch
Grand Coffee Morning with usual stalls in the Glassite Halls, King Street, Dundee on Saturday 20th June
at 10am - 1pm.
Adults 30p / Children 15p.

Region's Royal Day Off

The convention of Scottish Local Authorities has agreed that an addition public holiday be granted for all local authorities employees on July 29, the Royal Wedding Day.

Tayside Region has decided that as for as possible all employees are to have the holiday.

RAF Plane Crash-Lands Near Forfar

A Jaguar jet from RAF Lossiemouth today crashed out on a farmland in the Justinhaugh area, near Forfar.

The plane came down in the middle of a field at Meikle Coull Farm shortly before midday. The pilot and the co-pilot ejected before the crash.

A helicopter from RAF Leauchers was called in at the request of the police after parachutes had been spotted.

An RAF Lossiemouth spokesman later comfirmed the plane had been on a routine low-flying training flight with two pilots on board. Both were picked up by the RAF Leauchars helicopter and taken to the Fife base for a medical but both were unhurt.

A Board of Inquiry will be convened at Lossiemouth to determine the cause of the crash.