May 1955

Local Stations in Railways £1200 Million Plan

View of the TayImprovements at Dundee Stations during the next two years are included in Scotland's share of the railways £1200 million modernisation plan.Sir Ian Bolton, Chairman of the Scottish area board of Transport Commission speaking in Edinburgh on Thursday gave these details:- plans are well advanced for modernisation at Tay Bridge Station, including greatly improved access from the street. Electric hoists will be installed for parcels and passenger luggage.

It is intended to concentrate the working of all merchandise traffic in Dundee at West Station goods depot, although coal and other mineral traffic will continue to be handled at Tay Bridge. Extensive adaptation of Dundee West good depot is in progress and concentrated working should be possible early next year.

Cycle Agents

Get to know the surrounding countryside more intimately on a cycle.
£1 deposit secures immediate delivery
PONSFORD'S, Radio, Television and Cycle Agents
169 Overgate (phone 4974) or 31-33 Ann Street (phone 6394).

Tay Road Bridge - Special Committee

The Harbour Trustees appointed a special committee to consider the position of the harbour ratepayers with regard to the Tay Ferries in the event of any future decision to build a Tay Road Bridge. The ferries are the responsibility of the harbour and there is a substantial loan debt on the undertaking.


Physiotherapist - fully trained, required for two, 3 hour sessions per week at Westgreen Mental Hospital, Liff. Salary according to the Whitley scale. Applications stating qualifications and experience should be sent to the Physical Superintendent.

Dundee Marriage Guidance Council

Dundee Marriage Guidance Council states in its second annual report there has been a steady progress in case work and wide development of education for marriage. 67 new cases were reported, making 133 for the last two years. Over 700 consultations have been given. It was encouraging to find some appearing before a crisis was reached. It is estimated a third of the cases were successful and more than a third showed improvement. The report appeals for associated members and donations, as there is a financial loss.

Tips for New Spuds

Before scraping new potatoes, soak them for half an hour in cold water which has been salted. Not only do the skins peel off easily but the hands are not stained.

Book With Us For The New Season

Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie
Booking for the new season
Bus parties welcome
Old folks outings specially catered for
Dinner and High Teas arranged for evening parties
Seating accommodation for up to 400
Please telephone Blairgowrie 103.

A Hair Raising Experience!

Two women and three children who live in Long Lane, Broughty Ferry will never forget their walk last Sunday afternoon. Mrs West and Allister (2), Mrs Wishart and Maureen (10) and 13 year old Maureen Donnachie were making for the beach via Castle Harbour Road. As they neared the gun battery and castle, Maureen found herself to be the centre of attention. The other were laughing and pointing at her head - her hair was standing upright!

Then Maureen laughed too - everyone's hair was the same! But the laughs turned to worried looks "What could it be?" So they all hurried out of the zone and onto the beach, where their hair resumed its natural position. The Long Lane folks don't know what caused their hair to behave like this, so, if anyone can offer an explanation we'd like to hear about it!

Golf Kit for the New Season

Before deciding on your new kit, inspect the extensive range of golf equipment we have on display. All the season's new clubs by leading makers.
Low's, Crichton Street, Dundee

High Speed Motor Cycle Racing

Errol, Perthshire
Sunday 8th May at 2pm
Two mile circuit
Admission 2/-; Children 1/-.
Tour buses parked free. Refreshments available.
Buses from Esplanade, Dundee and Tay Street, Perth
Event in aid of Perth R.A.F Association and Soldier's, Sailor's and Families Association.