Last Monday, my brother was voted the Foremost Golf Professional of the Year, one of the most prestigious awards of the year in his profession. Niall's been a Golf Professional for 25 years, but golf's been a big part of his life since he was a small child. As an amateur golfer, Niall was outstanding. … Continue reading Niall McGill, Foremost Golf Professional of the Year 2017
Dundee’s a great place to live, we’re well connected by road & rail (just need to work on air!), which means that most of Scotland is little more than an hour away. These days I prefer to take the train wherever possible. It’s less stressful than driving, and it means that I can get some … Continue reading Making life easier
My target race for the second half of the season is the Aviemore half marathon, but along the way i've entered a couple of 10k's, the first of which is my 'home' race, the Perth 10k, this weekend. Training is great, I love the process and feeling the improvement as my body adapts to the … Continue reading It’s race week!
From wikipedia - no commentary on these tonight, that will come laterPopulation 45,000 (2008 census)3.06% foreign-born (3.35% Scotland average)8.16% over 75 yrs old (7.09% Scotland average)Compared with the average demography of Scotland, Perth has low proportions of people born outside the European Union, but has both higher proportions born within the European Union and those … Continue reading Perth in Numbers
Aberdeen & Dundee are both university cities, with strong Art & Design schools. Something that Perth doesn't have. These institutions stimulate and challenge not only the students but also the inhabitants of the city. And because of the academic leadership and research that goes on, the city benefits as a result. A non- university city … Continue reading Further thoughts on Perth vs Dundee
We left Perth and moved to Aberdeenshire in 2004. It seems like a lifetime ago. Back then, Perth was a prosperous market town and the locals tended to look down on it's city neighbour along the Tay. How times have changed. Many of the locals still look down on Dundee, but living as we do … Continue reading A Fair City?