November 1983

The Magic of Milne

Dundee MultisBrilliant Dundee United sailed into the last eight of Europe’s top football competition on Wednesday night – thanks to a wee bit of magic from a local hero.Ralph Milne was the pin-u[ of the chant-brigade on the Tannadice terracings as he hit a couple of beauties to put United on the victory trail against Belgium’s Standard Liege. Those two goals raised 22 year old Ralphie’s total in Europe to 11, making him the club’s most prolific scorer ever at this level of football.

For fans who like statistics, Ralph’s opener against Humrun Spartans in the last round was Scottish football clubs’ 250th in European competition.

Schools’ Closure Talks To Go Ahead

Because of falling rolls, four of every ten desks in Dundee Schools are unoccupied. This surprise fact was given to Tayside Regional Council yesterday (Thursday) by Mrs Barbara Vaughan, education convener, before the council decided – by 25 votes to 13 – to go ahead with consultations about possible closure of seven primary schools. Six of them in Dundee – Dryburgh, Blackshade, Invertay, Monifieth, St Margaret’s, Fowlis Easter and Strathmartine.


Dan-Air fly from Inverness to both Heathrow and Gatwick.
Now extra flights on a Saturday and Sunday departing 0800 and 1530.

* 17 Flights weekly to London.

* Flight offers day return – a full working day in London.

* Full meal service on board.

* From only £40 single and £80 return with Dan-Air’s special apex fares.

Contact your local travel agent or phone (0463) 226349.

Dan-Air 1953 – 1983 30 years experience.

Night Life’s Looking Up In Dundee

The fact that two new night spots are to be opened within the next few weeks should come as welcome news to many people in Dundee. Although there are already a fair number of discos, additional attractions can only serve to offer a better selection and encourage the others to keep up their standards.

Dundee’s Brown Street is the venue for the Fountain Disco to be opened at the end of this month. Its attractions include smoke and bubble machines, special lighting effects and a hydraulic roof. Main disc jockey will be Quincey McAdam, a former DJ at the Camden Palace in London. With two lounges and three bars, the disco will hold 800 people.

Fat Sam’s is the second new disco and it’s planned to have it opening night on 7th December. Situated in a former warehouse in South Ward Road, the disco is the brainchild of two business men, Andy Prior and Ben Reilly. With three bars, a stage and a large dance floor, the disco will hold 700 and will feature an Italian lighting system. An added attraction at Fat Sam’s is a plan to have live music twice a week.

With Mecca also planning to carry out improvement and alteration work to the Barracuda, things are looking up for Dundee’s night life!

National Tree Planting Week

City of Dundee District Council
Park Department
National Tree Planting Week
Visit Camperdown Park
And enjoy the Arboreal Splendour of its magnificent trees.

Visit the Giant Redwoods, the Incense Cedar, Tasmanian Cedar, East Himalayan Fir and many other interesting species, including a True Cedar (Cedras) and a Sycamore, “Admiral Duncan’s Tree” both planted by the First Earl not long after the Battle of Camperdown.

Come along on Saturday 26th November, 1983 and plant a tree for yourself.

Meet at Wildlife centre car park at 2pm and don’t forget to pay your respects to the original Camperdown Elm (Ulmus Glabra Camperdownii), now distributed in both the old and the new world.

Come visit our trees – talk to them if you so wish, and share a confidence with the past.
Further details can be obtained by contacting the Parks Department, 353, Clepington Road, Dundee (Telephone 23141, ext 343).

James F.Hoey, Chief Executive.

The Bellman – Make A Note

Clashing Dates – that factor has so often been the bugbear of Dundonians when it comes to organising fund-raising events. You know the situation – the church, for instance, has arranged a coffee morning, only to discover another similar event at a Kirk less than a mile away. Often too, events in the suburbs suffer because something similar is going on down the town. Result is that much needed funds are diverted from deserving causes because of this unforeseen and unwanted rivalry.

Dundee’s museum’s are now to offer a service which could combat the clashes, a diary of events. It will be available at the desk within the main library at the Wellgate. It isn’t the obligation of staff to look for events, though – organisers must make their own entries. Obviously the idea will depend on people making it work. The jumble sale organiser, for instance, can check up on the chosen date for his event.

Provided it is clear of “opposition” in his neighbourhood, the sale can be planned with confidence. If the date is already taken by somebody else, them there should be time to reconsider.

The diary isn’t designed for logging major events in the city, most of which are usually well publicised in advance. It’s mainly for the minor gatherings and functions.

And its emphasised that the system will only work if organisers are prepared to use the service. Should it be a success, however, it might be extended to branches of the library.

Blue Jeans

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In four parts only in
Blue Jeans – the magazine that’s worth its weight in “gold”.
On sale Saturday Nov 26.

Jack Daniel’s

Come in and savour a taste of Old America while relaxing in the comfort and splendour of true southern hospitality.

Enjoy fine liquors from the Old World as well as the New. Call in at lunchtime for genuine home cooking or a refreshing break for the toils of the day.

Open Monday to Saturday 11am to midnight.
Jack Daniel’s, Whithall Crescent, Dundee.