Public meeting for Urgle Gurgle pier
After walking into Crieff Police Station of his own free will, a man later left by diving through a window of the muster room.
As a result the 28-year-old, of no fixed abode, was sent to prison for 30 days at Perth Sheriff Court on a charge of maliciously breaking the window. He admitted nine previous convictions, mostly for theft. Exhausted and unable to find work or accommodation, the man gave himself up to police at Crieff on the pretence of being an escapee from Barlinnie Prison. In the course of interrogation, he leapt through the window at the back of the police station. A policeman followed and apprehended him at the rear gate.
• “All we wanted to do was to build a pier,” remarked a member of the Urgle Gurgle Water Ski Club somewhat ruefully after a public meeting at St Fillans instigated by their application to build a jetty at Ardtrostan Bay at the east end of the south side of Loch Earn.
The club was entering its fourth year of operation but a planning officer deemed a meeting with Loch Earn users necessary to discuss what he claimed to be overcrowding. Col. A CampbellCrawford, proprietor of Loch Earn Sailing School, said that as the biggest operator of sailing boats near St Fillans and being in the closest proximity to the club, he had no objections whatsoever. He found the boat drivers to be skilled and most considerate of all other water users but was worried about possible escalation in the number of boats operated from the club pier.