Coming up in Friday’s Courier

An eagerly anticipated 20th T in the Park is nearly up and running. The keenest of keen music fans have already reached Balado and we were on hand to catch up with the hardy early birds.

Watch out for our extensive coverage of the whole extravaganza over coming days.

Another event starting to catch the imagination is the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and we reveal how the whole of Courier country is getting involved in a rather special way.

It links Arbroath with the Maldives, Dundee with South Africa and Falkirk with the Bahamas. What will the locals make of those exotic locations? The Scots might fancy a return trip too.

A certain Royal baby is due imminently and one would think Kate has rather a lot to think about. But she’s taken the time to write a touching note to an Angus woman to back her awareness-raising effort. Find out why.

Dundee has been given a massive vote of confidence with an exciting development project announced. You can read all about the plans, and get a sneak preview of what the city centre project will look like.

We also tell the story of a Dundee woman who has been summoned to the Vatican to show off her expertise in her particularly grisly field.

In sport, St Johnstone expect to have a new striker signed up within the next 24 hours, while Dundee United have a new trialist on show in Germany.

Meanwhile, back in Dundee John Brown has his say on the latest bid to take over the club.

Golf writer Steve Scott reports from the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, while columnist Eve Muirhead discusses whether golfers should be playing the week before the Open or not.For all this and so much more see Friday’s paper or try our digital edition.