The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -

100 years ago

Scot­land’s first school of forestry was opened on Satur­day at Bir­nam by the So­lic­i­tor Gen­eral for Scot­land (Mr T.B. Mori­son). The site for the school has been pro­vided by Colonel Steuart Fothring­ham of Murthly and he and the Duke of Atholl have placed their wood­lands at the dis­posal of the school for the prac­ti­cal in­struc­tion of the stu­dents. The school has opened with 12 stu­dents, and a staff of in­struc­tors have been ap­pointed. The open­ing cer­e­mony was largely at­tended.

50 years ago

Four peo­ple were taken to hospi­tal early yes­ter­day morn­ing af­ter three cars were in col­li­sion on the Lun­carty-Stan­ley road. One of the cars was head­ing to­wards Stan­ley and the other two to­wards Perth. The ac­ci­dent was near Gowrie Farm road, about one mile on the Lun­carty side of Stan­ley. There were no se­ri­ous in­juries to the oc­cu­pants of the cars, but all three cars were badly dam­aged and had to be re­moved by break­down truck. Fire units were called but were not re­quired.

25 years ago

Dundee Univer­sity has hon­oured an ex-stu­dent with the nam­ing of a new unit. Paul Brown (23), an MA Hon­ours grad­u­ate, re­ceived the hon­our for be­ing, in his own words, “a bit of a nui­sance.” He was present when Pro­fes­sor Brian Smith, dean of arts and so­cial sciences, re­named the univer­sity’s re­source unit for stu­dents with vis­ual im­pair­ments af­ter Paul, who has been blind since birth. The Paul Brown Unit is an ad­vanced study cen­tre with Braille printer and an ar­ray of tech­nol­ogy tools.

One year ago

A free park­ing ini­tia­tive will be a “game-changer” for shop­keep­ers across Perth and Kin­ross this Christ­mas. Busi­nesses have wel­comed plans to al­low driv­ers to stay at coun­cil-run car parks, freeof-charge, every Satur­day in December. Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil hope it will help lure more shop­pers into the cen­tre and towns through­out the re­gion. A pre­vi­ous scheme of­fer­ing free park­ing af­ter 2pm was tried, but a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the traders as­so­ci­a­tion wel­comed the lat­est move.

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