Morrisonian pushes the big boat out
50 YEARS AGO
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.