Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Discovering Discovery Walk

An event next Thursday – 18th October – allows you to take a guided stroll along Discovery Walk and find out more about the history, design and stories around the ten bronze plaques that celebrate the gifts that Dundee has given the world and those inspiring individuals who were behind some of the world’s most ground breaking discoveries and contributions to science and society.

With phase three of Discovery Walk starting soon you will have the chance to talk to the creators of the walk, Susanne Scott and Kelly-Ann Marr, about who you think should be the next individual to be immortalised with a bronze plaque.

Full details are available here.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Wednesday afternoon lecture - University of Dundee

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :

The first of the Wednesday afternoon lectures, held in the D'Arcy Thompson lecture theatre in the Tower Building at the University of Dundee, takes place later this week. 

This will be given by Dr Neil Paterson of the Botanic Garden, and the title is "Sex, Obsession and Madness: Linnaeus and the naming of names". 

It is on Wednesday 17th October at 2.15pm, and admission is £2 - all welcome!

Sunday, 14 October 2018

University of Dundee Culture Day: Examining the Body

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

The University’s annual Culture Day is a stimulating mix of talks and presentations across a wide-range of subjects united by a common theme. 

This year we are pleased to be part of the new Festival of the Future and we’ll be exploring the body, marking 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and 130 years since the first Professor of Anatomy was appointed in Dundee. 

Feel free to come to as much of the event as you like.   Admission is free and booking is not essential, but for catering purposes it would help if you could reserve a place via Eventbrite here.

Programme

1.30pm - Welcome

1.45pm - Keith Williams (English, School of Humanities) - Reanimating Bodies: the Frankenstein Theme in Early film

As an ‘electrical’ medium which brought still photographic images of bodies to life, early film became quickly associated with themes of bodysnatching, duplication and artificial reanimation. This talk examines the reasons why adaptations of Mary Shelley’s novel and related narratives became a kind of self-reflexive commentary on the apparently uncanny potentials of the new medium to reanimate both the living and the dead.

2.00pm - Caroline Brown (Archive Services) - Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes 

Using the theme of the body this talk uncovers some of the fascinating stories found in the University Archives. Pioneering experiments and discoveries, disease and health, art and fashion – all are explored through the medium of the human form. 

2.15pm - Peter Amoore & Joanna Helfer (Exhibitions, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design) - A Body of Art

Cooper Gallery, DJCAD presents a talk on the ways in which the idea of 'The Body' is represented, discussed and questioned by artists, writers and thinkers within our recent programme. Considering which bodies we mean when we talk about 'The Body', we will show clips of film, discuss artworks and quotations that challenge socially normative ideas of the bodies.

2.30pm - Claire Cunningham (CAHID, School of Science & Engineering) - Our Silent Teachers: Body donation at the University of Dundee 

Claire will discuss the process by which members of the public make the ultimate donation to the University, gifting their bodies for anatomical and medical students to learn from.

2.45pm - Break for refreshments

3.05pm - Matthew Jarron (Museum Services) - The Body Beautiful: Art and Anatomy

Dundee is now renowned for its unique Medical Art postgraduate course, but the University began bringing together art and anatomy from the beginning, thanks to the artistic interests of the first Cox Professor of Anatomy, Andrew Melville Paterson. This presentation will look at some of these early connections, as well as the beautifully created models, charts and other teaching aids used in the Anatomy department.

3.20pm - Allan Kennedy (History, School of Humanities) - The Body Brutalised: Torture in Scottish History

One of the most elemental facts about of the human body is that it is capable of feeling pain. This talk looks at the nature and uses of judicial torture in Scotland’s past. Focusing particularly on the early modern period (c.1500-c.1700), we will explore when and why torture was used by the Scottish authorities, before delving – in grizzly detail – into the precise techniques visited upon those unfortunate enough to come face-to-face with a torturer.

3.35pm - Diana Swales (CAHID, School of Science & Engineering) - The Stories Bodies Tell: Archaeological Narratives

Human remains from archaeological contexts and their treatment in death provide clues about the lives people led and the socio-cultural relationships of the living. This talk covers the osteobiographies of archaeological human remains including theories and case studies. 

3.50  - Break

4.15pm - Neil Paterson (Botanic Garden) - From the Metamorphosis of Plants to the Origin of Species: Goethe, Darwin and the Development of the Plant Body

Goethe, the author of Faust, is the towering German literary figure. But he also saw himself as a scientist and put forward ideas on plant form which prefigure yet clash with the concepts of modern botany, informed by the insights of Darwinian evolutionary thought.

4.30pm - Chris Murray (English, School of Humanities) - Frankenstein and Comics

This illustrated talk will explore the many adaptations of Frankenstein in comics and graphic novels, with a special emphasis on comics responding to the novel produced by creators associated with the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies and Dundee Comics Creative Space.

4.45pm - Graeme Stevenson (Music) - A Body of Music

The “heart” and “eyes” are frequently mentioned in love songs but there’s a long history of anatomical references in music. Graeme will talk about and play some examples of these works including music by Buxtehude and Marin Marais.

5pm - Finish

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 13 AND SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2018

Blackness Road (at Peddie Street) – temporary traffic lights on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October for BT cabling works.

Perth Road (at Union Place) – temporary traffic lights on Sunday 14 October for BT cable work.

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 15 OCTOBER 2018

Riverside Drive (at Barnetts) – temporary traffic lights for one week for gas main installation.  Riverside Approach closed southbound.

Old Hawkhill – temporary traffic lights for 2 weeks for water main connection.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Getting things done - West End roads update #dundeewestend

Following my reporting residents' complaints, I am pleased to advise that a series of potholes on Logie Avenue at its east end will be repaired this week.

I have also received from the council's Roads Maintenance Partnership the following feedback on complaints I raised about road surface deterioration in Marchfield Terrace and Hillcrest Road :

"The Road Maintenance Partnership inspector has raised an order for two thermal patches to be done in Hillcrest Road with a timescale for repair of approximately ninety days.    A pothole repair has also been raised for Marchfield Terrace with a timescale for completion of approximately thirty days." 

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Event at the Botanic Garden #dundeewestend

This Sunday - 14th October - the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden have an event at the garden.

Clare Reaney will lead a foraging walk and talk in the Garden, starting at the Education Centre at 2pm.

Booking is essential for this - please e-mail fudbg.committee@gmail.com to book your place. 

Free to members; guests are invited to make a donation.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Children travel for 20p on Dundee buses

Just a reminder that the school holiday scheme to help families with young children get out and about runs right through the October school holidays until Sunday 21st October.

The City Council has again teamed up with the city’s three bus operators to offer a 20p fare to children when they travel with an adult fare payer or concession ticket holder.

The scheme allows families to enjoy a day out and discover the city by bus - with up to three under-16s per paying adult, including those with season tickets and weekly passes, travelling for 20p each.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

West End Community Council Update #dundeewestend

I have today launched my October 2018 Update to West End Community Council.    Subjects covered include:

West End Christmas Fortnight 2018   
Seabraes bridge lift 
Hawkhill by-pass 

The Community Council meets this evening at Logie St John's (Cross) Church Hall at 7pm - all residents welcome.      You can download my Update here.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 8 OCTOBER 2018

Riverside Drive (at Barnetts) – temporary traffic lights for 2 weeks for gas main installation.  Riverside Approach closed southbound for 2 weeks.

Old Hawkhill – temporary traffic lights from Monday 8 October for 3 weeks for water main connection.

Perth Road (at Union Place) – temporary traffic lights on Sunday 14 October for BT cable work.

Blackness Road (at Peddie Street) – temporary traffic lights on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October for BT cabling works.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

West End Surgeries #dundeewestend

With the schools now closed for the October holidays, my usual weekly ward surgeries do not recommence until after the school holidays.

However, I can still be contacted on any local issues or concerns through my e-surgery - just e-mail esurgery@frasermacpherson.org.uk.

Surgeries recommence on Monday 22nd October - surgery details are available here.

I can also be contacted at home at any time on 459378 and also during office hours at my Dundee City Council office on 434985.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Sculpture in the City - new exhibition

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

Over the summer, Museum Services has been working with Art UK, Historic Environment Scotland, the Menzieshill Photography Group and other volunteers to map and record Dundee’s amazing collection of public art. 

We have so far documented over 450 pieces and you can now see a selection of photographs taken by our volunteers in a new exhibition, Sculpture in the City - Celebrating Public Art in Dundee, showing in the Sharing Not Hoarding poster boards on the north east corner of Slessor Gardens. 

The exhibition features striking photographs of public sculpture and has been funded by Art UK using HLF funding as part of its Sculpture Around You programme. It has been curated by Museum Services with artist David Oudney. 

We have various other plans to promote public art in Dundee, including another exhibition by the Menzieshill Photography Group coming up at Dundee Central Library and a new Facebook page here.

The exhibition runs until 2 November. Find out more on the Sharing Not Hoarding website here.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Friends of Wighton event today!

From Sheena Wellington :

We have a  Lunchtime Recital with a difference today - Wednesday 3rd October - when musician Morag Anne Elder and former city archivist  Iain Flett take us on a musical journey around the collectors and collections housed in the Wighton Heritage Centre.

From the base of Andrew James Wighton's original legacy The Wighton Collection has acquired, usually by donation, a fascinating range of musical books and manuscripts.   Equally interesting are the stories of those generous people who gave us their treasured collections and we look forward to hearing more of the them and their music.

The recital runs from 1.15pm - 1.45pm.   Admission is free; donations are welcomed.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 1 OCTOBER 2018

Riverside Drive (at Barnetts) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 1 October for 3 weeks for gas main installation.  Riverside Approach closed southbound for final 2 weeks.

Blackness Road/Glamis Road – 4 way traffic lights for 3 days from Wednesday 3 October for carriageway resurfacing.

Greenfield Place (at Perth Road) – closed for one week for sewer repair.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Blackness Road (at Peddie Street) – temporary traffic lights on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October for BT cabling works.

Old Hawkhill – temporary traffic lights from Monday 8 October for 3 weeks for water main connection.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

West End Community Police Surgery #dundeewestend

The next West End community police surgery takes place this coming Thursday - details below and all residents welcome :

Friday, 28 September 2018

Temporary Traffic Order : Greenfield Place

From the City Council :

THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 : SECTION 14(1)

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of Scottish Water sewer repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Greenfield Place (from its junction with Perth Road to approx. 20 metres south), Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Monday 1 October 2018 for 5 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes are available via Perth Road / Roseangle

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Frankenstein - complete public reading and mystery tour!

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

Frankenstein - complete public reading and mystery tour!
29th-30th September 2018

As part of the University of Dundee’s Frankenstein 200 events programme, we are delighted to present a complete public reading of the 1818 text taking place over a single weekend in various locations around Dundee, Angus and Fife. 

It was while living in Dundee as guests of the Baxter family (later to become founders of the University) that the young Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was first inspired to become a writer, so what better place to read her most celebrated masterpiece! 

We will start at Discovery Point at 9am on Saturday 29th September and visit various locations on foot and via a coach provided for the event.   Day 1 will conclude at the University’s Tower Building around 5.30pm. 

Day 2 will start at the Tower Building at 9.30am and will end at South Baffin Street at around 5.30pm.    We will read the book in sections of 30-60 minutes, moving to a different mystery location for each part. There will be breaks for lunch and refreshments but attendees should bring their own food and drink.   The event will include quite a bit of walking over rough terrain and we will mostly be outdoors, whatever the weather! 

Because of the nature of the event, participants must attend all of Day 1 and/or all of Day 2 and will be expected to read aloud one or more sections of the book (we will allocate sections at random to participants, but you will be informed before the event which section we would like you to read). Because of limited numbers, tickets will only be available to those not wishing to read after we have signed up enough readers.   Tickets will be sold separately for each day (£12 for each day).  

Your ticket allows us to cover the cost of the coach and participants will also be sent a free copy of the new Dundee edition of Frankenstein to be published in November. 

Places are limited so don’t miss the chance to take part in this unique immersive event.     Book now here.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Dundee Jobs Fair

Dundee's biggest Jobs Fair will take place at the Caird Hall tomorrow - Thursday 27th September.

This event and exhibition is open to anyone who is interested in moving forward in 2018/9, whether that's finding a job, changing career, starting a business or adding to the skills and qualifications they already have to find something new.

Further information is available here.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Badminton for primary and secondary pupils at Harris Academy #ClubOpenDoors2018

Dundee Area Badminton Association’s junior badminton club is supporting Clubs Doors Open Week.

Come along to Harris Academy on Wednesday of this week and try badminton! 

All abilities welcome - details below : 

Sunday, 23 September 2018

West End Community Police Surgeries #dundeewestend

The next West End community police surgeries take place tomorrow - Monday - details below and all residents welcome : 

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - SATURDAY 22 AND SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2018

Blackness Road (at Seymour Street junction) – temporary traffic controls for gas repair works.

Forthcoming Roadworks

Riverside Drive (at Barnetts) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 1 October for 3 weeks for gas main installation.  Riverside Approach closed southbound for final 2 weeks.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Getting things done - Seabraes bridge lift #dundeewestend

Last week, following complaints to me from residents that the lift at the Seabraes lift was again out of action, I reported this to the City Council.

The lift was swiftly repaired but I have asked for - and been given assurances - that signage will be provided with the contact phone number for reporting when the bridge is not working.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Lochee Park car park extension #dundeewestend

I am pleased to see the commencement of work last week on the car park extension at Lochee Park - see below :
This is good news as it will provide additional capacity and also, when the park is busy with teams, ensure the spillage of parked vehicles onto local streets is minimised. 

Additionally, there will be improvements to the playpark with new equipment in the fairly near future which is further good news for the area.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Temporary Traffic Order - Benvie Road

From the City Council :

THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of BT pole removal works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Benvie Road (between numbers 27a and 29a), Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Thursday 20 September 2018 for 1 day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

No alternative routes are available

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Monday, 17 September 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD

Forthcoming Roadworks

Old Hawkhill (at Park Place) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 24 September for up to 3 weeks for new water main installation works.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Ninewells Community Garden AGM #dundeewestend

From Ninewells Community Garden :

This year's AGM will take place on Thursday 20th September in the Leaf Room.

We will meet for a cup of tea  at 5pm and start the AGM at 5.30pm.

The formal business should not take any longer than 1 hour, after which there will be time to catch up with garden friends, have a look around the garden and perhaps pick up some fresh produce or flowers.

Please do attend if you can - we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  If you are able to bring some food to share, that would be lovely.

                                                                 AGENDA
1. APOLOGIES
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST AGM
3. CHAIR’S  REPORT
4. TREASURER’S  REPORT
5. TRUSTEES
6. AOCB

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Getting things done - Hillside Place #dundeewestend

Residents have complained to me about the poor, worn road condition in Hillside Place and I raised this with the Roads Maintenance Partnership.

This is the response I have received :

"The Road Maintenance Partnership inspector has advised that there are currently no actionable defects in Hillside Place.   However he has raised an order for thermal patching to be carried out when resources are available. There are currently a high number of locations awaiting thermal patching so there is no specific timescale at present."

I will continue to pursue this as thermal patching would significantly improve the state of the cul de sac.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Getting things done - Hawkhill by-pass - an update #dundeewestend

Last month, I highlighted residents' concerns about the overgrown state of the north side of Hawkhill - a very prominent site.

I am pleased to report that, following my raising this with environment officers in the City Council's Neighbourhood Services, this has been attended to as the "before" and "after" photos below indicate :


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

West End Community Council meeting #dundeewestend

West End Community Council meets at 7pm tonight at the Logie & St John's (Cross) Church Hall in Shaftesbury Terrace - all welcome!

The agenda is as follows :

WEST END  COMMUNITY  COUNCIL  MEETING
TUESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER  2018  AT  7.00PM
LOGIE  AND ST JOHN`S (CROSS)  PARISH  CHURCH  HALL
(ENTER FROM  SHAFTESBURY  TERRACE  -  OFF  BLACKNESS  AVENUE)

1.    WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS AND APOLOGIES
2.    MINUTE OF MEETING 12TH JUNE AND  MATTERS  ARISING
3.    CORRESPONDENCE
4.    POLICE SCOTLAND UPDATE
5.    DUNDEE CULTURAL TRAIL – Russell Pepper
6.    INDEPENDENCE MARCH – AUGUST 2018
7.    PERTH ROAD UPDATE
8.    PLANNING  UPDATE
9.    WECC HIT LIST
10.  OTHER MEETINGS ATTENDED ON BEHALF OF WECC
11.  AOCB – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT
12.  DATE  OF  NEXT  MEETING – TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2018

Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend


DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2018

Brook Street – off-peak temporary traffic lights on Thursday 13 September for surfacing works.

Riverside Esplanade – off-peak nearside lane closure on Tuesday 11 September for street lighting column repair.

West Marketgait (at Police Station) – off-peak nearside lane closure on Tuesday 11 September for street lighting column repair.

V&A Opening information :

V&A Opening and Music Event – roads closed from Friday 14 September for 3 days as follows.  South Commercial Street:  Friday 14 September (10.00am) to Saturday 15 September (10.00pm); Riverside Esplanade:  Friday 14 September (10.00am) to Saturday 15 September (10.00pm); Shore Terrace and Thomson Avenue:  Friday 14 September (2.00pm) to Sunday 16 September (6.00am); Dock Street (Whitehall Crescent to Commercial Street) and Whitehall Crescent (Crichton Street to Dock Street):  Friday 14 September (3.00pm) to Saturday 15 September (7.00pm); Union Street (South Marketgait to Yeaman Shore):  Friday 14 September (3.00pm) to Saturday 15 September (7.00pm).  Riverside Esplanade nearside lane closure on Sunday 16 September.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Designed to Inspire - Comics Art Tour - today!

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

Our current exhibition in the Lamb Gallery, Designed to Inspire, showcases some of the University’s amazing design collections and highlights some key areas of Dundee’s design talent. One of these areas is comics, and over the past ten years we have been building up a unique collection of original comics art to support the growing amount of teaching and research in this field.

Today - Friday 7th September at 11am - you are invited to join comics creator and PhD student Zu Dominiak for an informal guided tour of the selection of comics art included in the Designed to Inspire exhibition as well as the new permanent display of comics art which she has curated next door in the Baxter Suite.

Admission is free and there is no need to book – we hope you will be able to join us. Please meet in the Lamb Gallery.


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

West End Community Police Surgery #dundeewestend

The next West End community police surgery takes place tomorrow night - details below and all residents welcome :

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

September at the Wighton

From Sheena Wellington :

One of the Friends of Wighton’s most important relationships is with Live Music Now and we are delighted to be welcoming two of their fine young musicians for the Lunchtime Recital on Wednesday 5th September.

Graham Rorie, fiddle & mandolin, and Aidan Moodie, vocal and guitar, are two of the most promising young musicians to recently emerge from Orkney's rich heritage of traditional music.

With a presence that's both familiar and forward-thinking, Graham and Aidan's playful arrangements are brought to life by a musical relationship almost a decade in the making.    The pair perform traditional tunes (both from "up home" in Orkney and further afield), self-penned numbers, and contemporary folk songs through an intimate combination of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and voice. 

In 2015, the boys won a coveted Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections, also reaching the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award the following year. Following this, they went on to form the four-piece folk band Gnoss - recently nominated for an MG Alba "Up And Coming" award at the 2017 Trad Awards.

"Aidan and Graham are superb musicians, not only that, they combine as a superb duo." Folk Radio UK

The recital starts at 1.15pm - admission is free.   Donations for the excellent work of Live Music Now welcome.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward #dundeewestend

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD - WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2018

Riverside Drive (at Riverside Approach) – temporary traffic lights and Riverside Approach closed southbound for one week for gas main renewal.

Clayhills Drive – temporary traffic lights until Tuesday 4 September for one week for Scottish Water mains repair.

West Park Road (Perth Road to St Johnswood Terrace) – closed northbound on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September for BT duct installation.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Friends of Balgay AGM and autumn meeting #dundeewestend

The Friends of Balgay AGM and autumn meeting will take place on Saturday 8th September at 2pm at the Mills Observatory.

In addition to the AGM, there will be an illustrated talk by staff from the Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre - all welcome!

Replacement steps at Pentland #dundeewestend

I recently sought an update on behalf of Pentland residents about when the second set of new steps would be completed as was advised last week as follows :

"Our contractor on this project, Tayside Contracts, are advising that are awaiting on delivery of the anti slip material they need to finish off the steps. Without this, the steps could cause a slip hazard to members of the public. We would also not be prepared to open the steps for use until they are fully completed according to the design specification. 

The material should be delivered next week and as soon as they receive it, they will assign a member of staff to finish the job. Once completed, an inspection will be carried out and assuming everything is satisfactory, the fencing will be removed.

You may be interested to know that we are currently working on trying to start the next phase of the steps this financial year. This phase will concentrate on replacing the steps between Pentland Avenue and Pentland Crescent. The same standard of specification will be applied to this phase as was used on the steps between Pentland Crescent and Colinton Place."

I am pleased to say the steps were completed and opened last Friday.