Cheaper day re­turn tick­ets

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S TA G E C O A C H has an­nounced cheaper day re­turn tick­ets for those trav­el­ling in Fife, Dundee, An­gus and Perthshire.

The bus com­pany i s launch­ing a va­ri­ety of new day re­turn tick­ets from Novem­ber 20.

Vary­ing in price from £5-£8, they can be used on jour­neys from Dundee to Ar­broath, Per th t o Ed­in­burgh, Rosyth/ Dun­fermline to Ed­in­burgh, and more.

It al­lows up to 40% off the equiv­a­lent dayrider ticket.

Paul Thomas, the com­pany’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for East Scot­land, said: “We’re very ex­cited to an­nounce the in­tro­duc­tion of th­ese new day re­turn tick­ets, es­pe­cially with the fes­tive sea­son just around the cor­ner.

“Th­ese tick­ets will al­low cus­tomers to en­joy a great day out with the fam­ily for less.

“We hope the in­tro­duc­tion of th­ese new tick­ets will also ben­e­fit com­muters get­ting to and from work day t o day and en­cour­age us­age of our new and i mproved ser­vices.”

Rus­sell Hutchi­son, 36, orig­i­nally from Moni­fi­eth, has amassed 200 foot­ball jer­seys — i nclud­ing 46 Dundee tops — since 1989.

The i mpres­sive haul i ncludes match-worn tops from for­mer stars in­clud­ing Clau­dio Canig­gia and Morten Wieghorst.

His trea­sure trove of mem­o­ra­bilia was re­cently fea­tured on the web­site of on­line re­tailer Clas­sic Foot­ball Shirts.

Rus­sell said he is al­ways on the look­out for clas­sic Dundee FC jer­seys.

He said: “I’m par­tic­u­larly keen to get any from the early ’80s.

“I got my first top in 1990 but I only prob­a­bly started col­lect­ing them in 1995. I don’t al­ways go for the most re­cent ones and since things like eBay and Clas­sic Foot­ball Shirts have been more ac­ces­si­ble, I’m al­ways on the look­out.”

Rus­sell, who now lives in Ed­in­burgh, is still a sea­son ticket holder at Dens and can be seen in the Derry stand wear­ing his retro tops.

He added: “I bought my first match­worn top for £4 from a lo­cal char­ity shop. It was from the 1992/93 sea­son with the Kellys Copiers spon­sor. I be­lieve it was worn by Andy Ki­womya, brother of for­mer Ar­se­nal star Chris, that sea­son. I couldn’t tell you how much I’ve splashed through­out the years. One of my prized jer­seys is a match-worn top from the 1995/96 sea­son. It was worn by my child­hood hero Morten Wieghorst.

“I didn’t have to pay any cash for that and man­aged to swap an­other few retro jer­seys with an­other col­lec­tor. That team had a mem­o­rable sea­son

A DUNDEE FC foot­ball fan who has been col­lect­ing the tops worn by his he­roes for three decades says he has no plans of putting the hems on his col­lec­tion.

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