Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Harris Academy Open Day

A further opportunity for local residents to view the new Harris Academy building :

Monday, September 26, 2016

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2016

Scottish Water Clatto East (Mains Renewal) – Lochee Road (Tullideph Road to Park Street) – closed southbound for 2 weeks.

Perth Road (Glamis Road to West Park Road) – closed for 5 weeks for gas main renewal.

Kirsty Semple Way (access road to A&E to car park entrance to Mackenzie building) – closed on Sunday 2 October for one day for crane lifting operations.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blether Tay-Gither - Storytelling in Dundee


Our September Blether will be on Tuesday 27th September - at 7pm in Madigan's Food Emporium and Bookshop, Castle Street.

The theme this month is PULLING THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES.

Hope to see some of you there – all welcome!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

University of Dundee User Centre celebration

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Queen Mother Building in the University of Dundee to celebrate the work of the pioneering User Centre over the past decade and to unveil a plaque in memory of John Gibson, the first Chair and founding member of the centre, who passed away last year.

The User Centre has done much over the past ten years to bring the benefits of modern technology to the elderly and to adults with communication disabilities, and the celebration yesterday was also marked by the announcement that Brian Cox has accepted the role of the centre's first patron.

Here's a couple of photographs from yesterday's celebration :
University Principal and Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Pete Downes unveils the plaque in memory of John Gibson
Professor Annalu Waller, Chair of Human Communication Technologies, Jim Ashwood, Chair of the User Group and Professor Sir Pete Downes at the unveiling

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friends of Wighton update ...

From Sheena Wellington :

Saturday, 24th September, 11am (doors open 10.30am) at the Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library

Cappuccino Concert with Caim - Heather Innes & Pauline Vallance  Tickets £5, (coffee/tea available for small donation)

Heather Innes (vocals, bodhran) and Pauline Vallance (vocals, clarsach, flute) first played together for an impromptu song on Ciaran Dorris’ live Christmas show on Celtic Music Radio December 2013. They enjoyed working together and decided to continue if the occasion arose. It has a number of times and as well as singing in the Caim trio for concerts and festivals in the last few years, Pauline and Heather have continued to give duo concerts in Scotland and are looking forward to a tour in Ontario, Canada in May 2017

Heather has sung at folk clubs, festivals and concerts in the UK, Germany, Denmark, USA, Canada, Thailand and Australia, solo and with various musicians for nearly 30 years and is a regular visitor to the recording studio with a number of solo albums and combination albums with other singers under her belt. 

“Heather has one of those voices…timeless and highly evocative…an uplifting and refreshing experience” John O’Regan, freelance journalist and broadcaster, Ireland.

Pauline has played flute for many years, in orchestras and in folk sessions. She was introduced to the clarsach in 2007 which then inspired her to start writing songs.

In 2009, she was a prizewinner at the Glasgow Songwright Festival and she has played a number of folk festivals and clubs in Scotland and northern England. She also plays regularly at writers' events, including the Unesco City of Music Day in Glasgow. Pauline loves the challenge of playing a variety of venues. Her Edinburgh Fringe concert “Travels with my clarsach” resulted in a gig at Glasgow Airport International Departures Lounge!

In 2011, Pauline recorded her first CD of her own songs and she has also recorded a CD of Scottish Lullabies (thanks to Enterprise Music Scotland), called 'Golden Slumbers'.

As well as performing solo and with Caim, Pauline plays, sings and records in duo Witches Brew.

"Lovely, charming, quirky songs that made me smile.  If Jonathan Richman was a Scotswoman who played a clarsach, this is how he'd sound"  Tom Clelland, Clydesdale Folk Club

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Getting things done - Shepherd's Loan

I have received residents' complaints about the poor conditioned and badly graffitied electricity sub station in Shepherd's Loan - see right:

I contacted Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks about this recently and was pleased to receive this update at the end of last week, with a commitment to replace the old cabinet and upgrade the infrastructure this week  -    (From SSE Customer Relationship Management) :

"I have been informed works are already scheduled to replace the cabinet and a new concrete foundation laid. This is scheduled to begin next week, weather permitting. 

The civil works will begin Monday i.e. the removal of the cabinet and the new foundation to be excavated, this will be followed on with the shutter & concrete works, again a couple of days for the concrete to cure, and then the cabinet will be dropped over the equipment after that, so looking to drop the cabinet Friday, weather and lorry permitting."

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Well done Dundee and Angus College!

I regularly attend meetings of the Bonnie Dundee group, the group that encourages improvements to the Dundee environment and helps local groups who keep Dundee's parks, open areas, streets and gardens in good shape.

We have been pleased to have input from a staff representative from Dundee and Angus College whose horticulture students kindly agreed to undertake a project to improve the site at the back of the Overgate Centre.

The project has gone well and the students have done a great job with a good floral display and new seating now provided – see below :


Monday, September 19, 2016

Saggar Street - "No Through Road" sign - an update

Some time ago, I highlighted residents' concerns that there was a lack of No Through Road signage at the bottom of Saggar Street and that I had raised this with the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership.

In response, I was advised :

"A dead end "T" sign will be incorporated into new street name plates at the Saggar Street/City Road junction."

I am pleased to note that signs are now erected on both sides of the street at its junction with City Road - see right :

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Riverside Community Sports Club


Riverside Community Sports Club was formed in 2009 and is based in the West End at Riverside Football Pitches on Riverside Drive.   They are a quality mark Community Standard club run by volunteers which provides boys and girls with the opportunity to play football from age 5 upwards supported by suitably qualified coaches at all levels. 

This year promises to be another exciting year for the club with 5 boys teams playing 7 a-side (2005-2007);   4 boys team playing 11 a-side (2004-2001); and an adults amateur team playing in the Premiership Division of the Saturday Morning football league.

They also have a Soccer Centre operating on a Thursday evening at Riverside which is open to all boys and girls born between 2008-2010.    A large number of players represent the club while taking part in Fun Fours and Super Fives sessions at DISC on a Saturday morning.

Riverside Community Sports Club are actively working on developing the Girls section and welcome all girls of all abilities to join the club and play football.

They are also keen  to establish  if there is sufficient interest within the West End community to set up a ‘Walking Football team’ for those age 50+.

If you are interested in joining, volunteering or helping out in anyway with the club, please contact them via email at enquiries@riversidecsc.co.uk or call 07711 863934.  

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2016

Scottish Water Clatto East (Mains Renewal) – Lochee Road (Tullideph Road to Park Street) – closed southbound for 3 weeks.  Rosefield Street and Peddie Street closed for one week.

Perth Road (Glamis Road to West Park Road) – closed for 6 weeks for gas main renewal.

Forthcoming Closures

Kirsty Semple Way (access road to A&E to car park entrance to Mackenzie building) – closed on Sunday 2 October for one day for crane lifting operations.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Getting things done - Seafield Road

Residents who use the Seafield Road car park have complained about seagulls' mess on their vehicles due to seagulls perching on the street lighting columns in the car park.

I contacted the City Council's Street Lighting Partnership Manager about this and she has now helpfully advised as follows :

"Our nightshift crew attended and fitted spikes to the lanterns in the car park ... Hopefully this will help with the situation."

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Steps in Benvie Gardens

Residents have expressed concern to me about the quality of repair recently undertaken to the steps to houses in Benvie Gardens.

As you can see (right) the repair has broken down and the step in question is not secure.

I have contacted Home Scotland regarding this and have been promised that this will be attended to with a permanent repair to be promptly undertaken.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Russian School achieves first with GCSE successes

Over the years, I have taken a close interest in the work of Dundee's Russian School and I am delighted at the school's success in achieving the school's first certificates. 

The school's students of Russian as a foreign language were delighted with their GCSE results, with a 100% success rate including an A*. 

The school's Director Dr Andriy Sukhodub is also happy with his students' success. "

Andriy said, "These GCSEs are a first for our school, and we are all extremely proud of our students. Our main focus, as a Saturday school, has always been on delivering supplementary education in Russian for children in the local Russian-speaking community, but adult education is also very important to us.    Our students' success in obtaining their GCSE Russian validates all their hard work during the year and shows how our school can make a positive impact on students of all ages."

Student, Stephen Connor, added, "We only decided in February to formalise our learning by going for the GCSE so we are all happy to have passed.   We are all grateful to our teacher Miss Olga Kovaljova and to the school for providing such a friendly and helpful environment to study.    Russian is not an easy language to learn and so it is great to be able to learn it locally within a Russian speaking institution."

Dundee Russian School meets every Saturday from 11am to 3pm and provides classes for children of all ages.    The new school term starts this month, with exact date to be confirmed.    The school is looking forward to move into the new Harris Academy building. 

"Old Harris Academy was our first venue and we loved it.   The place is very special for us and we hope the new building will become our new home in a new academic year," added Dr Sukhodub. 

You can read more about the school here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Stop the closure of Ryehill Police Office!

Earlier today, I was given confirmation by our local police Chief Inspector that Police Scotland intends to consult on the possible closure of the Ryehill Police Office at the Pennycook Lane/Perth Road junction. I made clear to the Chief Inspector that I am wholly against such a move - the Ryehill Police Office is a crucial resource in the West End and closing it would be highly detrimental. Later today, at the West End Community Council meeting, I reinforced this view and it is clear there is strong community support to stop any proposal to close this local police office. The proposal to consult on the closure is just another detrimental example of a centralised single police force. At the time the abolition of Tayside Police was proposed, I warned that the centralisation of police into a single force would lead in time to cuts in local police resources and those who supported the single police force should reflect on the error of centralisation. Our local police do an excellent job but a nationwide rationalisation of the police estate is a really bad move and I have no doubt the West End community will rally to the cause of saving the Ryehill Police Station.

West End Community Council Update

I have today launched my September 2016 Update to West End Community Council.    

Subjects covered include:

•         Bus Services   
•         Utility Works across the West End   
•         Blackness Post Office   

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

Monday, September 12, 2016

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2016

Scottish Water Clatto East (Mains Renewal) – Logie Street (Loons Road to City Road) closed southbound until Wednesday 14 September and City Road (Logie Street to Tullideph Road) closed until Monday 12 September.  Temporary traffic lights at Loons Road/Gardner Street junction until Wednesday 14 September.  Rosefield Street and Peddie Street closed for one week.  Lochee Road (Tullideph Road to Park Street) closed southbound from Monday 19 September for 2 weeks.

Perth Road (Glamis Road to West Park Road) – closed for 7 weeks for gas main renewal.

Forthcoming Closures

Kirsty Semple Way (access road to A&E to car park entrance to Mackenzie building) – closed on Sunday 2 October for one day for crane lifting operations.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Polling Place - Harris Academy/West Park Centre

Prior to its decant for the Harris Academy rebuild, the school was used for many years as a polling station, serving a large part of the western part of the West End Ward.

During the decant, the polling station moved across the road to the West Park Centre (the modern conference centre, not the main, older West Park mansion).     

I have been in contact with council officers in the past few months as the new school building reached completion about the long-term polling station arrangements.

I have now been advised by the City Council as follows - a sensible decision which will cause least disruption to the school and which will work well as West Park has proved to be an excellent site for the polling station over the past three years :

"Following a visit to Harris ... we have decided that for all future planned elections we will continue to use West Park as due to the layout of the school using it as a polling place would cause disruption. 

The only time we might have to use it is if a snap election was called and West Park wasn't available in which case the area which would cause least disruption would be the Library but entering from the door to the west of the main reception and not the reception door itself.    This would allow the school to continue albeit with loss of pupil access to the Library on the day."

Friday, September 09, 2016

Friends of Wighton - Saturday event

From Sheena Wellington :

Historical Gaelic harp come and try!

Saturday 10th September at 2pm :
 
Come and have a go at playing a medieval clarsach, in Dundee's Wighton Centre, upstairs in the Central Library. 

The old Gaelic harp of Scotland and Ireland is very different and much more ancient than the modern clarsach or Celtic harp you might be more familiar with.    The ancient clarsach was shared between Ireland and Scotland from medieval times down to the 18th century.

The best known examples are iconic museum exhibits: the famous Brian Boru harp displayed in Trinity College Dublin, and the beautiful Queen Mary harp in the National Museum in Edinburgh. The Brian Boru harp is shown on the Guinness label!

Historical Gaelic harps are rare, and are hardly ever heard nowadays. Simon Chadwick (pictured above) is a historical musician and a leading authority in the old Scottish and Irish harp traditions, and he will bring beautiful historic replicas of the ancient harps into Dundee for this come-and-try session.

Simon, an inspiring teacher,  leads a regular harp class in the Wighton Centre in Dundee, and there are now spaces for new participants and harps available to rent. So come along on Saturday 10th to explore the oldest strands of Scottish and Irish music.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Temporary Traffic Order : Kirsty Semple Way

From the City Council :

THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of crane lifting works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Kirsty Semple Way (between the access road to A & E and the car park for the Mackenzie building), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Saturday 10th September 2016 for 1 day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.   This section of road is only available to buses and taxis.

Alternative routes are available via Tom McDonald Avenue / Ninewells Avenue / Ninewells Drive.

For further information contact 433082.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2016

Scottish Water Clatto East (Mains Renewal) – Logie Street (Loons Road to City Road) closed southbound and City Road (Logie Street to Tullideph Road) closed for one week.  Temporary traffic lights at Loons Road/Gardner Street junction.

Perth Road (Glamis Road to West Park Road) – closed from Monday 5 September for 8 weeks for gas main renewal.

Kirsty Semple Way (access road to A&E to car park entrance to Mackenzie building) – closed on Saturday 10 September for one day for crane lifting operations.

Forthcoming Closures

Kirsty Semple Way (access road to A&E to car park entrance to Mackenzie building) – closed on Sunday 2 October for one day for crane lifting operations.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Busy Saturday!

Yesterday, I was delighted to attend the Summer Meeting of the Friends of Balgay that took place at the Mills Observatory.

Robert Law of the observatory gave a very interesting presentation on the history of the observatory, followed by a tour.

The photo (right) is from the presentation and shows Robert at the telescope.

I was also delighted yesterday to attend the Pennycook and Sinderins Courts Sheltered Housing Coffee Morning at Pennycook Court – and, despite a little rain, was very well attended with excellent stalls - see photo below :

Temporary Traffic Order - Park Place

From Dundee City Council :

Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating gas mains repair works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 3 weeks from 5 September 2016.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.

The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Park Place between Old Hawkhill and Smalls Lane.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.

An alternative route will be available via Smalls Lane, Smalls Wynd and Old Hawkhill.

If you have any queries, please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department on 433082.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Xplore Dundee bus diversions - Perth Road

Xplore Dundee has advised of the following bus diversions (including the Harris Academy school buses) during the forthcoming vehicular traffic closure in part of Perth Road between Glamis Road and West Park Road :


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Friends of Balgay Summer Meeting

The Friends of Balgay Summer 2016 Meeting will take place on Saturday 3rd September in the Mills Observatory.    It starts at 2pm and everyone is welcome!

There will be a talk about the observatory and its work by a staff member and also the opportunity to take part in a tour of the observatory and see the recent improvements.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Blether Tay-Gither - Storytelling in Dundee


Our August Blether will be tonight - Tuesday 30th August - at 7pm in Madigan's Food Emporium and Bookshop, Castle Street.

The theme this month is FESTIVALS.

Hope to see some of you there – all welcome!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 29 AUGUST 2016

Scottish Water Clatto East (Mains Renewal) – Logie Street (Loons Road to City Road) closed southbound and City Road (Logie Street to Tullideph Road) closed for 2 weeks.  Temporary traffic lights at Loons Road / Gardner Street junction.

Polepark Road and Guthrie Street – traffic control for 2 weeks for street lighting works.

Forthcoming Closures

Perth Road (Glamis Road to West Park Road) – closed from Monday 5 September for 8 weeks for gas main renewal.

Park Place (Old Hawkhill to Smalls Lane) – closed from Monday 5 September for 3 weeks for gas main repair works.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sheila Tennant Awards - and Perth Road photocall

Last night, it was a great pleasure to attend the 2016 Sheila Tennant Awards evening, that took place in Dundee West Church.

Sheila was a very old friend of mine, who passed away in 2013.      It was typical of Sheila's generosity that she left a substantial legacy to Dundee West Church, her own parish church, and the church is using a generous part of the legacy for the awards to benefit local good causes and projects.   

The Awards night – the second year of the awards - was again excellent – the photo below shows the Harris Academy Pipe Band piping in guests at the commencement of the evening – and congratulations go to the Hot Chocolate Trust, Togs for Tots, Dot Dig and the Lochee Music Group, the winners of the 2016 awards :
Earlier in the day, I participated in a photocall in Perth Road's shopping area at which the Lord Provost, West End councillors, local businesses, Scottish Water, their contractors and West End community representatives marked the welcome return of the Perth Road and Nethergate shopping area to 2-way traffic after the completion of this section of Scottish Water's infrastructure works.

I am pictured below with two of the volunteers from the Perth Road Shelter shop after the photocall :

Friday, August 26, 2016

Temporary Traffic Order - Perth Road

From the City Council :

Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating gas main renewal works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 8 weeks from 29 August 2016.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.

The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Perth Road between Glamis Road and West Park Road.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.

An alternative route will be available via Blackness Avenue, Blackness Road and Glamis Road.

Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee  DD1 1LS and if you have any queries please contact 433082.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Harris Academy FPs' Lunch

The next Harris Academy Former Pupils’ Association Lunch is on Monday 5th September.

It will be held in Invercarse Hotel on Perth Road and the cost per person, payable on arrival, will be £16.00.

More information is available from the FPs’ Social Secretary Sandra Mulford at social@harrisfps.co.uk and bookings should be advised by 5pm on Thursday 1st September 2016.

You can read more about the Harris Academy Former Pupils’ Association here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ballads of Battle : Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist

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

“Of the verse that has come straight from the trenches, the Ballads and Battle are among the very best. The horror, the exultation, the weariness and the humour of trench warfare are here.” - The Spectator

As part of the on-going commemorations of the centenary of the Great War, the University of Dundee’s Archive and Museum Services have created a new exhibition celebrating the life and work of the Dundee writer and illustrator Joseph Lee (1876-1949), whose first book of war poetry, Ballads of Battle was published 100 years ago.

Ballads of Battle established Lee as one of Scotland’s finest Great War poets, and critics placed him alongside the likes of Owen, Brooke and Sassoon. Although his reputation has since been unfairly eclipsed, his poetry and war memoirs remain powerfully evocative and authentic. What makes Lee even more remarkable is that before the war he had a highly successful career as a journalist and was also a skilled artist who illustrated his own books and periodicals. After the war he moved to London to study at the Slade alongside the likes of Stanley Spencer.

At the time war was declared in 1914, Lee was working in Dundee as a newspaper editor, writer and illustrator. He was 38 and suffered from bronchial asthma, but joined many of his younger colleagues in the 4th Black Watch, known as “Dundee’s Own”.  The group became known as the “fighter writers” and often sent back articles, poems and drawings from the front.

Arriving in France in February 1915, Lee soon saw action in many major battles including Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Loos and the Somme. He found expression for his experiences in his sketches and poems. His first book of war poetry, Ballads of Battle, was published in April 1916 and received favourable reviews both in Britain and the USA. His next volume, Work-A-Day Warriors, published in 1917, was equally well-received.

In November 1917 Lee was taken prisoner at the Battle of Cambrai and spent the rest of the war in various prison camps including Karlsruhe and Beeskow. Even as a prisoner of war he retained his creativity, organising concerts and plays and sketching his fellow prisoners and their captors.

The exhibition is drawn from the unique collection of artworks, publications and documents held by the University of Dundee’s Archive and Museum Services, as well as some items on loan from other local collections. It will be on show in the Lamb Gallery from 27th August – see poster below :

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Temporary Traffic Order - Logie Street and Lochee Road Area - and bus information

From the City Council :

Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating Scottish Water mains renewal works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 8 weeks from 29 August 2016.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.

The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in (1) Logie Street southbound between Loons Road and City Road, (2) Lochee Road: Phase 1 – southbound between Tullideph Road and Dudhope Terrace and Phase 2 – southbound between Dudhope Terrace and Park Street, (3) Rankine Street between Lochee Road and Inverary Terrace, (4) Cleghorn Street between Lochee Road and Benvie Road, (5) Muirton Road between Old Muirton Road and Logie Street, (6) Lower Pleasance between Lochee Road and Brewery Lane and (7) Gardners Lane at its junction with Lochee Road.

More than one road may be closed at any one time.  The one-way order relating to Muirton Road (Old Muirton Road to Lochee Road) will be rescinded for the duration of the works.

Alternative routes will be available via (1) Loons Road/Gardner Street/Rankine Street, (2) Phase 1 – Tullideph Road/City Road/Milnbank Road/Polepark Road and Phase 2 – Dudhope Terrace/Infirmary Brae/Barrack Road/Constitution Road/North Marketgait/Ladywell Roundabout/North Marketgait, (3) Lochee Road/Logie Street/Loons Road/Gardner Street, (4) Benvie Road/Fyffe Street/Polepark Road/Lochee Road, (5) Muirton Road/Ancrum Road/Logie Street, (6) Lochee Road/Polepark Road/Brewery Lane and (7) Lochee Road/Dudhope Terrace/St Mary Place/St Mary Street.

Any queries regarding this proposal, please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department on 433082.

Bus detour information from Xplore Dundee :

Logie Street closure (city bound) - 29 August for 2 weeks (The road closure is southward (city centre bound) only) -

Services 9/10 (Outer Circle)
No diversion necessary.

Service 23 (from Lochee, towards City Centre)
Normal route to Lochee High Street, then via Loons Road, Gardner Street, Rankine Street, crossing Lochee Road to Cleghorn Street, then via City Road, Pentland Avenue and then normal route.

Services 23a & 28/29 (from Lochee, towards City Centre)
Normal routes to Lochee High Street, then via Loons Road, Gardner Street, Rankine Street, Lochee Road and then normal route.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tay Road Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebrations #trb50

Yesterday's Tay Road Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebrations were fantastic - including the weather!

Here's a few photos and also a short video of the Lochgelly High School Pipe Band, who opened the event and are hugely talented and entertaining :




Sunday, August 21, 2016

Weekly Road Report - West End Ward

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL - WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 22 AUGUST 2016

Scottish Water Clatto East mains renewal – Perth Road (Hawkhill to Nethergate) - closed eastbound for 1 week.

Scottish Water Clatto East City Road DMA (Mains Renewal) – Annfield Road and Annfield Street closed for one week.

Guthrie Street (at Daniel Street) – temporary traffic lights for one week for water main repair.

Forthcoming Closures

Logie Street (Loons Road to City Road) – closed southbound from Monday 29 August for 2 weeks for Scottish Water Clatto East City Road DMA.

Perth Road (Glamis Road to West Park Road) – closed from Monday 5 September for 8 weeks for gas main renewal.