March 1934

Broughty Castle Flag Lowered - War Office's Decision

Albert InstituteThe War Department's surprise decision that Broughty Castle is no longer to be a flag station of the Scottish Command is not to remain unchallenged. Miss Florence Horsburgh M.P for Dundee, is to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office on Monday, whether he will not reconsider the decision, bearing in mind that the privilege of flying the Union Jack on the castle has been enjoyed for nearly 100 years.

Previously Broughty Castle was on a par with Edinburgh Castle and the defences at Leith, Gourock etc. Part of the buildings is used at present for recruiting purposes and the training of the Territorials. The Union Jack was first hoisted at the castle almost a century ago when the Crown purchased the ancient pile from the old Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway Company, and sometime later the present fortress was built. The castle is now in the hands of the Territorials. The new arrangements include the dismantling of the guns of the battery and the withdrawal of the regulars stationed there.

Broughty Castle is the headquarters of the North Scottish Heavy Brigade Royal Artillery (T.A) and of the 173rd Heavy Battery.

Dens Park

Two items of interest came from Dens Park yesterday. Pat Lee, who was the club's regular inside-left before the arrival of Rankin, has, at his own request been allowed to go, while it is probable that Finlay Brown, the club's former right-back, will fix up for Darlington. Brown, who had a free transfer, went south to see the English club officials yesterday.

Concert by Dundee's Blind Musicians

The orchestra of the Royal Dundee Institution for the Blind, the only musical combination in Scotland which all the players are blind, entertained a large audience to a first-class concert in the Foresters' Hall on Wednesday night.

Conducted by Mr Duncan MacPherson, the orchestra earned much applause for their renderings of Strauss' ever popular "Blue Danube" as well as various strathspeys, reels and schottisches.

Mr Ronald Hall, a member of the orchestra, also delighted the audience with his violin solos, including "Logie 0' Buchan" and a fantasia entitled "My Boy Tammy".

Songs were rendered by Mrs R.F.V. Scott and Mr Charles Brough, and recitations by Miss Bessie Fyffe.

Mr Thomas Russell who presided stated that during the past four years the benevolent fund, which would receive 60 per cent of the proceeds of the concert, has paid out over £300 in sick benefit. In that period the orchestra had been the means of raising £90 for the fund.

Dundee Tramcars No Danger

The fact the tramcars in the city are immune from the dangers of lightning is interesting in view of the mishap at Paisley this week, when a car was set on fire by a flash of lightning. Every Dundee tramcar is equipped with a lightning arrestor, ensuring the safety of the vehicle. The apparatus used to deal with lightning shock is below a corner seat in the car. On the newer vehicles another type of apparatus is housed below a seat on the upper deck.

Caird Hall

Last Recital of the Season
Corporation Organ Recital
James Hinchcliffe…City Organist
The Dundee Male Choir
Henry Hollingworth's Trio

Sunday at 8 - Silver collection

Final Ten Days of Martin's Once-a-Year Sale

Don't fail to take advantage of this Money Saving Opportunity, which means a saving of 2d in the 1/-. Hand driven Lawn Mowers will be re-sharpened for 4/6 each during March. This includes thoroughly overhauling and cleaning, collecting and delivering in the city. Wringer rollers recovered - during March we are also recovering wringer rollers for 4/6 each, collecting and delivery included.
Agents for GRO-AL Artificial manure.
W.T. Martin, Ironmonger, 199, Princes Street and 68 Wellgate.,
And 118 High Street, Lochee. Phone 4578.

You Know Your Eggs ..

Are as fresh as when the hen laid them when you buy from Stobies
Only 1/- for the freshest farm eggs per dozen.
Stobie, Fishmongers and Poulterers,
49 High Street, Dundee.

Salvage of the Inchmhor

The salvage steamer, Recovery of Leith, and her tender, the Nellie Laud, began their attempt to raise the sunken Tay sand boat Inchmhor on Thursday. Operations proved highly successful under favourable weather conditions, and if all goes well, it is possible that the Inchmhor may be beached within the next few days.

Divers were at work during the day fixing mooring wires fore and aft to keep the salvage vessels in position over the wreck. The work was continued yesterday. The Recovery of Leith, is a powerful vessel specially suited to the job. The Nellie Laud carries the salvage gear.

An inquiry into the wreck of the Inchmhor will be held in Cupar on March 16.

Dundee Art Exhibition

The 30th biennial of Dundee Art Society was opened in the Victoria Art Galleries last night by Captain A.E. Borthwick, president of the Royal Scottish Watercolour Society. There are over 300 exhibits in oil colours, watercolours and black and white, with a section of decorative works contributed by Dundee School of Art.

The exhibition will remain open during the usual gallery hours until the end of April.