The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, has retraced the steps of “courageous” Dundee woman Minnie Watson who helped lay the foundations of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. Michael Alexander reports on an extraordinary legacy.
The experiences of people growing up in Dundee over the past century feature prominently in a new BBC Scotland documentary. Michael Alexander reports.
A horse pulling a Dundee bus had its leg nearly severed after being hit by a car. The driver of the bus was thrown from the vehicle by the impact. Traffic was also held up as the animal was lying across the tram tracks.
The president of the recently-founded Dundee Dental School vowed to make it the foremost training centre for the profession. The dental school had for the past year been treating soldiers returning from the trenches. Degrees at the facility were handed out from the University of St Andrews.
At one minute past midnight on October 21 1956, Dundee’s last tram made its final journey, drawing a chapter of Dundee’s transport history to an emotional end .
Today sees The Courier celebrate 200 years of publishing news and, obviously, 100 years ago the paper celebrated its centenary.
It is a special week for The Courier, as the morning regional daily celebrates its 200th birthday.
In 1916 cinema-goers in Britain were given a chance to see what life was really like on the front lines.
In the modern Courier, sports news can conveniently be found on the back pages. In 1916 it was scattered throughout the paper. This piece from page 4 was surrounded by stories relating to the ongoing war effort and discusses Dundee FC’s upcoming season.
As final preparations are made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tay Road Bridge, Michael Alexander speaks to some of those who were involved in its construction and opening.