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Motoring news

Audi’s new Q cars

April 12 2017

Another week, another new Audi. Two new Audis, in fact. The German car maker has announced a couple more additions to its Q line up of SUVs. The Q4 is a coupe-SUV hybrid that will go up against the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe. As its name suggests, it’ll be positioned between the compact Q3 and bigger Q5. At the other end of the scale is the Q8, which will go head to head against the Range Rover. It’s lower and sleeker than the Q7 Audi is also producing. In concept form, it sat only four people, although it seems likely the production version will be a five seater. There’s a 630 litre boot as well. Eagle eyed Audi followers will notice the only SUV slots left to fill are the Q1 and Q6. Watch this space...

This student took his Tinder profile to the next level by turning it into a PowerPoint presentation

February 21 2018

Standing out from the crowd on Tinder can be tough, but with the help of Microsoft PowerPoint a British student has managed just that – and gone viral in the process.Sam Dixey, a 21-year-old studying at Leeds University, made a six-part slideshow entitled “Why you should swipe right” – using pictures and bullet points to shrewdly persuade potential dates to match with him on the dating app. The slideshow includes discussion of his social life and likes, such as “petting doggos” and “laser tag”, and “other notable qualities and skills” – such as being “not the worst at sex” and “generous when drunk”.It even has reviews mocked up from sources such as “Donald Trump”, “Leonardo Di Capri Sun” and “The Times Guide to Pancakes 2011”.Sam told the Press Association the six-slide presentation only took about 20 minutes to make and “started off as a joke”.However, since being posted to Twitter by fellow Tinder user Gracie Barrow, Sam’s slideshow has been shared tens of thousands of times across social media.So, it’s got the seal of approval form Gracie, but how has the slideshow fared on Tinder? “I’d have to say it has been pretty successful,” Sam said. “Definitely a clear correlation of matches and dates beforehand to afterwards.“Most of the responses tend to revolve around people saying ‘I couldn’t help swipe right 10/10’ but I’ve had some people go the extra mile and message me on Facebook.“Plus some people have recognised me outside, in the library and on dates.”A resounding success.

Road tests

Audi Q2 puts quality over size

March 21 2018

Audi’s Q2 was one of the first premium compact SUVs on the market. It sits below the Q3, Q5 and the gigantic, seven seat Q7 in Audi’s ever growing range. Although it’s about the same size as the Nissan Juke or Volkswagen T-Roc, its price is comparable with the much larger Nissan X-Trail or Volkswagen Tiguan. Even a basic Q2 will set you back more than £21,000 and top whack is £38,000. Then there’s the options list which is extensive to say the least. My 2.0 automatic diesel Quattro S Line model had a base price of £30,745 but tipped the scales at just over £40,000 once a plethora of additions were totted up. Size isn’t everything, however. In recent years there’s been a trend of buyers wanting a car that’s of premium quality but compact enough to zip around town. It may be a step down in size but the Q2 doesn’t feel any less classy than the rest of Audi’s SUV range. The interior looks great and is user friendly in a way that more mainstream manufacturers have never been able to match. The simple rotary dial and shortcut buttons easily trounce touchscreen systems, making it a cinch to skim through the screen’s menus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eQ5p5Z7-Ek&list=PLUEXizskBf1nbeiD_LqfXXsKooLOsItB0 There’s a surprising amount of internal space too. I took three large adults from Dundee to Stirling and no one complained about feeling cramped. As long as you don’t have a tall passenger behind a tall driver you can easily fit four adults. At 405 litres the boot’s big too – that’s 50 litres more than a Nissan Juke can muster. Buyers can pick from 1.0 and 1.4 litre petrol engines or 1.6 and 2.0 litre TDIs. Most Q2s are front wheel drive but Audi’s Quattro system is standard on the 2.0 diesel, as is a seven-speed S Tronic gear box. On the road there’s a clear difference between this and SUVs by manufacturers like Nissan, Seat and Ford. Ride quality, while firm, is tremendously smooth. Refinement is excellent too, with road and tyre noise kept out of the cabin. It sits lower than the Q3 or Q5 and this improves handling, lending the Q2 an almost go-kart feel. On a trip out to Auchterhouse, with plenty of snow still on the ground, I was appreciative of the four-wheel drive as well. The Q2 is expensive – though there are some good finance deals out there – but you get what you pay for. Few cars this small feel as good as the Q2 does. Price: £30,745 0-62mph: 8.1 seconds Top speed: 131mph Economy: 58.9mpg CO2 emissions: 125g/km

Football

Match report: Dundee 1 Queen of the South 1

March 24 2010

The Dundee FC board's gamble in sacking Jocky Scott in order to halt the first division leaders' form slide fails to bring an immediate return. Desperately needing a win over Queen of the South to keep their pursuers at arms length, the Dark Blues' first match under Gordon Chisholm saw the new manager's former club come from behind to force a draw, despite playing most of the evening a man down. And with second-placed Inverness beating Airdrie United 4-0, the Dark Blues' cushion at the top has been reduced to a point. Gifted an early goal and with their opponents left short-handed, Dundee should have bagged the victory they required. But the nervousness -- amongst players and fans alike -- that characterised the latter stages of Scott's reign remained in evidence. And, with buoyant fellow title hopefuls Ross County to be visited this weekend it is -- as Sir Alex Ferguson once put it -- squeaky bum time! "It's disappointing to go one up against ten men then not win it," admitted Chisholm. "I told the players at half-time that we needed another goal but it didn't come. "At the start of the second half to be honest it seemed as if we were the 10 against 11. "One or two of the players looked nervy. There's a wee lack of confidence but we've got to be bigger than that if we want to win a league." The man who has taken over from Chisholm at Palmerston, at least until the end of the season, saluted his team's performance. "Our boys had to dig deep after going down to 10 men for 75 minutes," said Kenny Brannigan. "But they battled back well and deserve the point. I had to speak to the players after Chis left and they were aggrieved, saying the big man had left us when we still had a chance of going up. "Dundee is a massive club but they're not doing too well. It's a gamble and I'm not sure if I was in his shoes I would have done the same. "But he's a top manager and I'm just surprised it has taken so long for someone to come in for him." The Dark Blues, without first-choice keeper Rab Douglas owing to achilles and knee injuries and concussion victim Gary MacKenzie, also benched Ben Hutchinson to allow the return from suspension of Leigh Griffiths. And Griffiths it was who fired them in front on 16 minutes as Queens self-destructed. The visitors had threatened to add to Dundee's woes when Willie McLaren's cross from the left would surely have been turned in by Derek Holmes had it not arrived in the six-yard box just a little behind him. But the anxiety around Dens Park was eased when Griffiths intercepted Stephen McKenna's poorly judged passback and had his progress halted by a tug from Marc McAusland. Referee Mike Tumilty could hardly do anything other than point to the spot, from where Griffiths notched his 20th goal of the season, and order off McAusland. Tumilty was reaching for his cards again before the break after David Lilley went through Griffiths from the back and the Dundee striker picked himself off the deck and angrily shoved the former Aberdeen defender. The ref showed both players yellow. Although the home side looked a little less tense after taking the lead they were by no means comfortably on top as short-handed Queens hinted on occasion that they were capable of snatching an equaliser. Shortly before the break the Doonhamers could well have levelled when Holmes' overhead kick played Paul Burns in. Bob Malcolm saved the day with a powerful challenge which ensured Burns' finish failed to trouble Bullock. But the equaliser was only delayed. Brian Kerr handled 35 yards out in a central position and up stepped Bob Harris to fire a wonderful free-kick over the wall and just inside Bullock's left-hand upright. On-loan Andrew Shinnie might have restored Dundee's lead when he rose unchallenged to meet an Eddie Malone cross. But he couldn't quite get enough on the ball to threaten David Hutton's charge. Long-distance efforts from Gary Harkins and substitute Richie Hart weren't far off finding the target as the Dark Blues finally began to play with a sense of urgency. However, as time began to run away from them, so the crowd became increasingly edgy. And had substitute Sean O'Connor capitalised on an outstanding chance, edginess would have given way to anguish. With Dundee pushing for a winner Burns broke down the right and dragged the ball back into the path of O'Connor. But he miscued his finish and it bounced wide. Stoppage time saw drama at both ends. First David Weatherston nearly snatched it for the visitors with an shot that Bullock managed to beat away then Harkins forced Hutton to save on the line before referee Tumilty stunned everyone by pointing to the penalty spot again only, after being surrounded by irate Queens players, to consult linesman James Bee and give a corner instead. Chisholm commented, "To be honest I didn't see the penalty incident, although I don't know how a guy 30 yards away can overrule the man on the spot." But Brannigan hailed Bee's intervention. "When the ref gave the penalty at the end nobody could see what it was for," he said. "It was brave from the linesman and credit to him for standing up to be counted and making sure the right decision was made." In addition to red-carding McAusland and booking Griffiths and Lilley, Tumilty cautioned Dundee's Malcolm and the Queens trio of McLaren, Harris and Jamie Adams. Attendance: 4508. Dundee: Bullock, Paton, Malone, Klimpl (Hart 69), McKeown, Malcolm, Shinnie (Hutchinson 79), Kerr, Griffiths, McMenamin (Higgins 62), Harkins. Subs not used: Soutar, Cameron. Queen of the South: Hutton, McKenna, Lilley, Reid, Harris, McAusland, Holmes (O'Connor 67), Adams, Quinn (Weatherston 77), Burns, McLaren (Hamill 51). Subs not used: Fox, Scally. Referee: Mike Tumilty. Tumilty was reaching for his cards again before the break after David Lilley went through Griffiths from the back and the Dundee striker picked himself off the deck and angrily shoved the former Aberdeen defender. The ref showed both players yellow. Although the home side looked a little less tense after taking the lead they were by no means comfortably on top as short-handed Queens hinted on occasion that they were capable of snatching an equaliser. Shortly before the break the Doonhamers could well have levelled when Holmes' overhead kick played Paul Burns in. Bob Malcolm saved the day with a powerful challenge which ensured Burns' finish failed to trouble Bullock. But the equaliser was only delayed. Brian Kerr handled 35 yards out in a central position and up stepped Bob Harris to fire a wonderful free-kick over the wall and just inside Bullock's left-hand upright. On-loan Andrew Shinnie might have restored Dundee's lead when he rose unchallenged to meet an Eddie Malone cross. But he couldn't quite get enough on the ball to threaten David Hutton's charge. Long-distance efforts from Gary Harkins and substitute Richie Hart weren't far off finding the target as the Dark Blues finally began to play with a sense of urgency. However, as time began to run away from them, so the crowd became increasingly edgy. And had substitute Sean O'Connor capitalised on an outstanding chance, edginess would have given way to anguish. With Dundee pushing for a winner Burns broke down the right and dragged the ball back into the path of O'Connor. But he miscued his finish and it bounced wide. Stoppage time saw drama at both ends. First David Weatherston nearly snatched it for the visitors with an shot that Bullock managed to beat away then Harkins forced Hutton to save on the line before referee Tumilty stunned everyone by pointing to the penalty spot again only, after being surrounded by irate Queens players, to consult linesman James Bee and give a corner instead. Chisholm commented, "To be honest I didn't see the penalty incident, although I don't know how a guy 30 yards away can overrule the man on the spot." But Brannigan hailed Bee's intervention. "When the ref gave the penalty at the end nobody could see what it was for," he said. "It was brave from the linesman and credit to him for standing up to be counted and making sure the right decision was made." In addition to red-carding McAusland and booking Griffiths and Lilley, Tumilty cautioned Dundee's Malcolm and the Queens trio of McLaren, Harris and Jamie Adams. Attendance: 4508. Dundee: Bullock, Paton, Malone, Klimpl (Hart 69), McKeown, Malcolm, Shinnie (Hutchinson 79), Kerr, Griffiths, McMenamin (Higgins 62), Harkins. Subs not used: Soutar, Cameron. Queen of the South: Hutton, McKenna, Lilley, Reid, Harris, McAusland, Holmes (O'Connor 67), Adams, Quinn (Weatherston 77), Burns, McLaren (Hamill 51). Subs not used: Fox, Scally. Referee: Mike Tumilty. Tumilty was reaching for his cards again before the break after David Lilley went through Griffiths from the back and the Dundee striker picked himself off the deck and angrily shoved the former Aberdeen defender. The ref showed both players yellow. Although the home side looked a little less tense after taking the lead they were by no means comfortably on top as short-handed Queens hinted on occasion that they were capable of snatching an equaliser. Shortly before the break the Doonhamers could well have levelled when Holmes' overhead kick played Paul Burns in. Bob Malcolm saved the day with a powerful challenge which ensured Burns' finish failed to trouble Bullock. But the equaliser was only delayed. Brian Kerr handled 35 yards out in a central position and up stepped Bob Harris to fire a wonderful free-kick over the wall and just inside Bullock's left-hand upright. On-loan Andrew Shinnie might have restored Dundee's lead when he rose unchallenged to meet an Eddie Malone cross. But he couldn't quite get enough on the ball to threaten David Hutton's charge. Long-distance efforts from Gary Harkins and substitute Richie Hart weren't far off finding the target as the Dark Blues finally began to play with a sense of urgency. However, as time began to run away from them, so the crowd became increasingly edgy. And had substitute Sean O'Connor capitalised on an outstanding chance, edginess would have given way to anguish. With Dundee pushing for a winner Burns broke down the right and dragged the ball back into the path of O'Connor. But he miscued his finish and it bounced wide. Stoppage time saw drama at both ends. First David Weatherston nearly snatched it for the visitors with an shot that Bullock managed to beat away then Harkins forced Hutton to save on the line before referee Tumilty stunned everyone by pointing to the penalty spot again only, after being surrounded by irate Queens players, to consult linesman James Bee and give a corner instead. Chisholm commented, "To be honest I didn't see the penalty incident, although I don't know how a guy 30 yards away can overrule the man on the spot." But Brannigan hailed Bee's intervention. "When the ref gave the penalty at the end nobody could see what it was for," he said. "It was brave from the linesman and credit to him for standing up to be counted and making sure the right decision was made." In addition to red-carding McAusland and booking Griffiths and Lilley, Tumilty cautioned Dundee's Malcolm and the Queens trio of McLaren, Harris and Jamie Adams. Attendance: 4508. Dundee: Bullock, Paton, Malone, Klimpl (Hart 69), McKeown, Malcolm, Shinnie (Hutchinson 79), Kerr, Griffiths, McMenamin (Higgins 62), Harkins. Subs not used: Soutar, Cameron. Queen of the South: Hutton, McKenna, Lilley, Reid, Harris, McAusland, Holmes (O'Connor 67), Adams, Quinn (Weatherston 77), Burns, McLaren (Hamill 51). Subs not used: Fox, Scally. Referee: Mike Tumilty.

Motoring news

Join the queue for littlest Audi Q

November 9 2016

Audi’s relentless release of new models continues with the launch of its smallest SUV. The Q2 goes on sale in the UK next week with prices starting at £22,380. There’s an extensive selection of petrol and diesel power trains as well as the option of front or Quattro four-wheel drive. More models will be added to the range later on, including powerful SQ2 and RSQ2 versions. Aimed squarely at a younger audience, the Q2 has bolder, sharper lines and a different shape to Audi’s bigger SUVs, the Q3, Q5 and Q7. Although it’s clearly meant more for buzzing around cities than growling across farmland, cladding and skid plates lend it an aura of ruggedness. Audi is also offering a range of vibrant colours to deepen the Q2’s appeal to youthful buyers. The interior is as plush as you’d expect from Audi, justifying its price hike over similarly sized SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V. The materials are high quality – softtouch plastics, leather on higher spec cars and brushed aluminium trim elements all blended into a smart-looking package. As standard, drivers get a seven-inch infotainment screen on top of the dashboard. It’s operated through Audi’s rotary dial system that’s far more intuitive and easier to use when on the move than rivals’ touchscreen systems. Among the many options is Audi’s excellent Virtual Cockpit - a 12.3in screen that replaces the manual instruments behind the steering wheel. Overall, the Q2 is 4.7in shorter than the A3 hatchback, but Audi says there’s enough leg and headroom for two adult passengers in the back. Boot space comes in at 405 litres – 50 more than you’ll find in the A3 hatchback and rival Nissan Juke, although it trails the Mini Countryman by the same amount. To begin with, the only diesel option is a 1.6 litre with 114bhp, although a more powerful 184bhp 2.0 litre unit will be added to the range soon. Similarly, the petrol engine range is limited for now but will be expanded by the end of the year. The 1.4 litre, 148bhp unit offered now will be joined by 1.0 litre, 114bhp three cylinder turbo and 2.0 litre, 187bhp options – the latter coming with an S-Tronic automatic gearbox. When it arrives the 1.0 litre petrol version will be the cheapest model in the range with a price tag of £20,230. Courier Motoring has yet to get its hands on the car but early reviews have been very positive and Audi looks to have yet another winner on its hands. jmckeown@thecourier.co.uk

Football

Michael Duberry faces Twitter rant questions

April 22 2011

The SFA have written to Michael Duberry to ask for his comments as they consider punishing the St Johnstone defender for his rant on social networking site Twitter. The former Chelsea and Leeds United stopper vented his fury at referee Mike Tumilty's display in Saints' controversial 2-0 defeat to Dundee United at Tannadice nearly a fortnight ago. The SFA said at the time that they were "aware" of the 35-year-old's tirade but it has now emerged that they have sought an explanation of his comments. They are awaiting a response before deciding what, if any, action will be taken against the player.

Football

Dundee 1 Ross County 1: Dark Blues refusing to give up despite more dropped points

February 27 2012

Dundee's Steven Milne insists no-one in at the club is ready to run up the white flag of surrender on their title aspirations just yet. However, after drawing against league leaders Ross County on Saturday at Dens, he did concede that the Staggies can now only throw away the championship. Last week was a pivotal one for the Dark Blues and their hopes of finally making it back into the SPL. And after only drawing against second-placed Falkirk on Tuesday night, they simply had to secure three points against Derek Adams' side. Instead, they could only achieve parity in a game which was a grim war of attrition for the 5,003 fans watching on. Dundee, with former Hibs and Falkirk midfielder Kevin McBride starting as a surprise trialist, looked nervy from the start against a County side playing a high-tempo pressing game. It was no surprise when the Staggies took an early lead in the 11th minute after Scott Morrison directed a cross to Richard Brittain in the Dundee box and the County captain played the ball back into the path of Stuart Kettlewell looking suspiciously offside for a simple tap-in. Barry Smith's side struggled to recover from that hammer blow. However, they were handed a controversial lifeline when Carl Finnigan jinked his way into the County penalty area and was brought down by Kettlewell. Referee Mike Tumilty, who infuriated both sets of players and fans with a catalogue of baffling decisions all day, initially ruled out Dundee claims for a penalty. However, his assistant Derek Rose seemed to sway him into awarding a spot kick. Ryan Conroy stepped up to calmly drill the ball past Michael Fraser in the Staggies' goal. The second half saw County content to sit in with Dundee struggling to break down their well-organised defence. Indeed, it was the visitors who came closest to taking the lead again when former Dundee player Colin McMenamin saw a header deflected on to Rab Douglas' crossbar. Finnigan could have won another penalty late on when he appeared to be wrestled to the ground by Grant Munro but Tumilty was not impressed. Then, in the dying seconds, Finnigan was inches away from tapping in a Graham Bayne cross. However, the chance slipped away and with it possibly the Dark Blues' hopes of resurrecting their title challenge. Milne said: ''We are in the same sort of position now only having played one less game. Obviously, the result was disappointing as we wanted to win the game. We gave it our best shot but once again we have given a team a goal of a start which gave them something to defend and they did that. ''We then managed to get the penalty. The ref didn't look like he was going to give it but I think the linesman probably had a better view looking across the pitch and the guy definitely stuck a leg out. ''We had another shout for a penalty in the second half when Carl Finnigan was wrestled to the ground but you often find that when a ref has given one in a game, it has to be a stonewaller for him to award another." Milne admitted Dundee simply cannot afford any more slip-ups if they hope to capitalise on a County collapse. He said: ''There are still 11 games to go and if we can put a string of wins together, then we are confident we can still do it. But we simply have to start winning games. I think that's five games we've drawn in a row and it isn't really good enough." He added: "I think if you want to win leagues you have to be able to dig out a result when you don't play well. I think we could be better at doing that.'' Frustrated Dundee boss Smith said: ''They will be happier with the point than us for varying reasons. I said it last week that we couldn't continue conceding early goals and giving ourselves an uphill struggle. ''That's the problem we have been experiencing over the last four games. We have had to chase to get back into things. We will just focus on winning games from now on.''

Football

SFA could censure St Johnstone’s Duberry over Twitter rant

April 12 2011

St Johnstone defender Michael Duberry could be in trouble with the SFA after posting on Twitter. Duberry was reacting to events during the match against Dundee United on Saturday, when Saints had defender Steven Anderson sent off by referee Mike Tumilty for two bookable offences after 15 minutes then lost a goal to United when scorer Johnny Russell appeared to be in an offside position. The former Chelsea player wrote, "I f****** hate refs! I have never seen such a blatant offside! "I hope the officials that did our game are embarrassed by there (sic) performance today! F****** rubbish. "Fined? For wot (sic), saying I hate refs? Or saying they should be embarrassed by their performance? Don't think it's a fineable offence! Hope not." The SFA could yet punish the player for making public comments criticising officials, with a spokesperson confirming, "We are aware of the comments."

Football

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes has touchline ban reduced by the SFA

September 7 2011

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes has had his four-game touchline ban halved by the SFA. The Perth boss was given a personal hearing at a Hampden Park committee meeting. He will now only have to sit in the stand for two matches against Motherwell in the SPL, then St Mirren in the Scottish Communities League Cup. The original ban was handed out as a result of straying from his technical area in the controversial match against Dundee United at Tannadice last season. McInnes was sent to the stand by referee Mike Tumilty as he made attempts to calm his players down in the wake of Steven Anderson's red card.

Rocktalk

Award-winning Tayside song writer Eddie Cairney immortalises Queensferry Crossing in tune

October 25 2017

An award-winning Tayside song writer who immortalised the 50th anniversary of the Tay Road Bridge in music last year has released an EP which pays tribute to the newly opened Queensferry Crossing over the Forth. Perth-born Eddie Cairney, 65, who now lives in Arbroath, has released an album called ‘Sketches o' the QC’ which includes songs dedicated to the “isolated” workers who were employed during construction and contrasts the old Forth Road Bridge to the new crossing with its wind shields designed to keep traffic flowing during storms. Eddie, who delayed the release of the album due to family illness and bereavement, said: “It's just another quirky album like I did for the Tay Road Bridge. https://youtu.be/Z6BblA_Zev4 “As you can probably imagine, how do you write six songs about a bridge? “I usually end up using a process of creative journalism. I get a few facts or even just a single fact and then I let my imagination take over. “With each album early on in the writing process I draw a blank and think there's nothing here I can write about but there's always something to write about. “You just have to hang around long enough and it comes eventually. https://youtu.be/a9NyQAFjDsY “I just took threads from here and there. I was going to call the album The Queensferry Crossing but thought that was a bit boring so I went for Sketches o' the Q.C. “It introduces a bit of ambiguity. If you Google the name you get lots of drawings of court scenes!” Eddie was inspired to write Columba Cannon after reading an article about the general foreman for the foundations and towers. https://youtu.be/y_y1y8oV7vo Eddie said: “It was the name that got me and that gave me the first line of the song "He is a bridge builder wi a missionary zeal" Has to be with a name like Columba!” Fishnet bridge was set in a meditative light, describing the bridge as a “thing of beauty that looks like a big fish net glistening high above the Forth but it is a symbolic fishnet with the song taking the form of an imaginary conversation with the bridge.” https://youtu.be/dJgsl2WQ5G0   “Midday starvation came from an article which highlighted the isolation of the workers working high up on the bridge,” he added. https://youtu.be/Dme-bfCXHRI “If you forget your piece you've had it and you starve for there's no nipping round to the corner shop for a pie. The article also said that a local pizza delivery firm regularly delivered a pallet load of warm pizzas to the bridge so that was "midday salvation"! Meanwhile, The boys frae the cheese is a play on words. https://youtu.be/phtQ2-Xx1I0 He added: “I read an article that said The Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA) could have acted sooner and avoided the costly closure of the bridge at the end of 2015.” Eddie is no stranger to music and song influenced by Dundee and wider Scottish history. In 2015 he featured in The Courier for his efforts to put the complete works of Robert Burns to music. With a piano style influenced by Albert Ammons, Champion Jack Dupree and Memphis Slim, and a song-writing style influenced by Matt McGinn, Michael Marra and Randy Newman, the former Perth High School pupil, who wrote the 1984 New Zealand Olympic anthem, has organised a number of projects over the years including the McGonagall Centenary Festival  for Dundee City Council in 2002. Last year’s Tay Road Bridge album included a tribute to 19th century poet William Topas McGonagall and also honoured Hugh Pincott – the first member of the public to cross the Tay Road Bridge in 1966. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y51tixl9GEs Thanks to The Courier, he also became one of the first to cross the Queensferry Crossing  when it opened to the public in the early hours of August 30.

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