Friday, April 04, 2008
* BALGAY HILL : Following residents' concernas about the speed of some vehicles along the narrow roadways at the Hill and leading up to the Mills Observatory (right), I asked the Leisure & Communities Department of the City Council if it would consider some speed humps in appropriate places to emphasise the low speed limit at Balgay Hill. The Department has agreed to look at this in terms of cost and viability.
* STV "NORTH TONIGHT" : Although I wasn't a fan of the dropping of the "Grampian TV" brand, which had served the north of Scotland well for over 40 years, and the creation of "STV" (which was always the central Scotland's station, not ours - click on headline to view story from March 2006 on this), one very positive thing both STV North and STV Central have done is the creation of a 'local' 5 minutes or so 'opt out' in North Tonight (for the North East, Highlands and Islands, hosted from Aberdeen, and for Tayside and NE Fife, hosted from Dundee) and in Scotland Today (for East Central Scotland, hosted from Edinburgh, and from West Central Scotland, hosted from Glasgow).
However, if you watch Grampian (err...sorry...STV North) on Sky, even if you live in Dundee, you get the Aberdeen opt out rather than the Dundee one that is broadcast on local analogue transmitters and Freeview.
I contacted STV about this, following complaints from some West End residents, and I have had the following feedback from STV - hopefully this will be resolved soon:
"The reason your constituents watching stv via Sky receive the North opt as opposed to the Tayside opt is because the Tayside opt is not yet available on the Sky platform. We hope this will be changed in the near future; however we do not yet have a date."