Mor­riso­nian pushes the big boat out


Strathearn Herald - - MEMORY LANE -

Mil­lions of tele­view­ers saw a for­mer pupil of Mor­ri­son’s Academy give the Queen El­iz­a­beth II a help­ing hand at the start of her first ever voy­age - down the slip­way at John Brown’s yard.

The gi­ant Cu­narder, launch­ing weight 20,000 tons, was some­what re­luc­tant to ac­cel­er­ate down the slip­way af­ter be­ing named by Her Majesty Queen El­iz­a­beth and to cries of “Give her a shove” Mr Ge­orge H Parker did just that.

The Blue Danube - and now the Green Tur­ret . . .

The strange case of the “green light” in the Tur­ret wa­ter was dis­cussed by the Tay River Pu­rifi­ca­tion Board at their meet­ing in Perth.

Mr JA Rangely re­ported on pol­lu­tion in the Tur­ret Burn and said that on in­ves­ti­ga­tion, both min­eral and or­ganic pol­lu­tion was found, and this was traced back to a lo­cal gravel work­ing and also a dis­tillery. “The gravel works were be­ing restarted un­der new man­age­ment af­ter be­ing closed for a pe­riod. Rep­re­sen­ta­tions were made to of­fi­cials of the firm and cer­tain work is be­ing car­ried out.

“At the dis­tillery it is pro­posed to al­ter the drainage sys­tem so as to en­able part of the pol­lut­ing ef­flu­ent to the ex­ist­ing closed trade ef­flu­ent cir­cuit, and the re­main­der to re­ceive set­tle­ment be­fore dis­charge into the stream.” Mr James Thom­son said the in­spec­tor would have to watch this most care­fully in fu­ture, be­cause with the Tur­ret Wa­ter Scheme, the amount of wa­ter com­ing down the Shaggy Burn would be lim­ited to 50 per cent, the rest go­ing to the Tur­ret scheme.

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