Cheaper day return tickets
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.