Making life easier

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 […]

It’s race week!

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 […]

Perth in Numbers

From wikipedia – no commentary on these tonight, that will come later Population 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 […]

Further thoughts on Perth vs Dundee

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 […]

A Fair City?

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 […]