Appeal for volunteer gritters
PERTH and Kinross Council is seeking volunteers to grit sections of footways over the winter months.
Volunteers will be asked to clear pavements with a push-along spreader.
Anyone who wants to help their community and is fit enough to use the equipment is encouraged to come forward.
The spreader and a salt supply will be provided, along with full training and guidance.
Volunteers won’t be expected to be out in severe weather conditions and no liability will be placed on them, provided they act in accordance with the guidance.
Council leader Ian Campbell said: “I would ask our residents to consider volunteering to help with the spreaders, which are being made available.
“The responsibility for the roads and footpath network is huge and any assistance that can be provided by the local community is always welcome.”
Anyone who would like to help can call the council on 01738 475000.
Russell Hutchison, 36, originally from Monifieth, has amassed 200 football jerseys — including 46 Dundee tops — since 1989.
The impressive haul includes 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, whonowlives 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